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Posted on: December 13, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign Completed

For Immediate Release

Contact:  John D. Thompson, Sergeant

Phone:  316-321-9120,

Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement Campaign Completed 

 During the Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign just completed, El Dorado Police Department conducted overtime saturation patrols to primarily enforce Kansas’ impaired driving and occupant restraint laws.  Over the period, November 24-December 01, officers conducted 0 DUI arrests and issued 0 safety belt citations, 0 child restraint citations, and 21 speeding citations, along with 25 other citations and arrests.  All told, officers made 46 enforcement stops during the campaign.

According to Chief Zieman, “the idea behind enforcement campaigns like this is, first and foremost, to save lives and prevent injury in a way that encourages safer driving decisions in the future.  Safety begins by adopting two very simple and inflexible rules:  ‘Absolutely no one rides in my car unless buckled in properly,’ and ‘I don’t ride with a driver who has been drinking, for any reason, even if that driver is me.’  Also, remember that, while this particular campaign may be over, the enforcement of occupant restraint and alcohol traffic laws is ongoing.” 

The Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign was supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

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