At the Kansas Highway
Patrol, one of our top priorities is to reduce the number and severity of
traffic crashes from impaired driving across the state of Kansas. Through our
traffic enforcements and partnerships with statewide organizations, agencies
and activities, we are dedicated to keeping our highways and roadways safe.
With our selective enforcements and public service announcements reminding
drivers to move over and slow down for highway and roadway officials, drive
alert, drive sober, and buckle up, we can significantly reduce fatal crashes.
Keep these enforcements
in mind while you travel to your next destination:
While you are driving,
put away your phones and other distractions. No text message or phone call is
more important than your life or the lives of those around you. We all have
loved ones that we want to come home to at the end of the day.
In addition, make sure
to move over and slow down when you are approaching first responders,
construction workers or anyone pulled over on the shoulder of a roadway. Dial
*47 (KHP) or *582 (KTA) if you see someone in need of assistance on the highway
Always remember to
drive alert. If you feel tired, pull over and call for assistance. Prepare in
advance if you think you will be drinking by arranging a ride share service,
taxi or designated driver to get you, your friends and your family home safely.
Finally, be sure you
and your passengers always buckle up before driving anywhere. Don’t do this
just to avoid costly citations. Do it because it will likely save your life.
partnerships with programs like Put on the B.R.A.K.E.S., and organizations such
as KDOT and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, we strive to improve the quality of
driving in our state. With your help, every traveler can feel safe as they
commute to and through the great Sunflower State.
Colonel Herman T. Jones is the
Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol.