name is Technical Trooper Chad Crittenden. I am the Public Resource Officer for
south central Kansas. I have worked for the Kansas Highway Patrol for 17 years
and have been stationed in Sedgwick County my entire career.I have responded to thousands of preventable
crashes over the years, many of which resulted in injuries or fatalities.
underestimate how dangerous it is to drive a car. They hop in, start the car
and head to their destination, failing to understand how important it is to
follow a few simple steps on the road: buckle their seat belt, obey the speed
limit and not drive distracted. I see firsthand what happens when avoidable
human error behind the wheel occurs. Many lives are affected during and after a
drive on Kansas roadways, we encounter a lot of construction and maintenance
zones. Though these zones are an inconvenience to some, they represent
improvement and safer roadways in Kansas. But remember, the road is also
“another day at the office” for maintenance workers and first responders. They
put their lives in the motoring public’s hands every day, trusting they are
attentive and aware.We expect motorists
not to drive distracted, drunk or even drowsy. Please don’t violate our trust.
you see the next work zone ahead sign please remember: watch for workers, obey
the traffic laws and please put the phone down. These easy steps can ensure our
workers go home safely at the end of their shifts.