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KHP, local agencies to step up traffic enforcement efforts

KHP, local agencies to step up traffic enforcement efforts

KHP, local agencies to step up traffic enforcement efforts

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The Kansas Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies will be increasing traffic enforcement efforts on four designated Safety Corridors.  The activity begins this week as part of the Drive to Zero initiative.

The four corridors under the Safety Corridor Pilot Program will include:

  • I-135: Sedgwick and Harvey counties, from 53rd Street in Park City to Exit 34 in North Newton.
  • S. 24: Pottawatomie County, from St. Marys west to Manhattan.
  • S. 83/50: Finney County, from Plymell north through Garden City and west to the Holcomb exit.
  • S. 69: Crawford County, from the U.S. 400 junction north through Frontenac and Pittsburg to the U.S. 160 junction.

The five-year pilot program is an initiative of the Drive to Zero Coalition, which is aiming at reducing the number of fatalities and serious injuries along major traffic corridors. From 2016 to 2011, over 500 crashes were reported on the four Safety Corridors, with 35 deaths and 68 serious injuries.

[ photo:  WICHway.org ]

 

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