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Kansas Officers to Increase Child Safety Patrols This Week

Associated Press - September 14, 2015 5:13 pm

Kansas law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this week to encourage drivers to be aware of child car safety.

The emphasis is part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents can expect to see officers at elementary and middle schools through Friday. Anyone not obeying Kansas laws pertaining to child safety will be issued a citation.

The emphasis is on making sure children are properly buckled into cars and are using the correct car seat, booster seat or seat belt.

Kansas Safe Kids says 28 Kansas children died in vehicle accidents in 2013. Half of them were not wearing seat belts and eight were thrown from the vehicles.

Stan Clemons

September 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

If the emphasis is on making sure children are properly buckled into cars ect. then why are they issuing a citation which makes them money and not just a friendly warning. Seems to me this is more money driven then the welfare.

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