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KHP Troopers Stay Busy During Holiday

KSAL Staff - December 3, 2013 11:33 am

Kansas State Troopers had a busy Thanksgiving weekend.

The Kansas Highway Patrol Tuesday released its Thanksgiving holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2013.

During that time, the Patrol worked two fatal crashes, which resulted in two deaths. Neither of the fatal crashes were DUI-related.

Information is compared to the Thanksgiving holiday periods since 2010. All had similar reporting periods, from 6:00 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the holiday, through the Sunday following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Activity 2013 2012 2011 2010

* Total Fatal Crashes 2 2 0 2

* Total Fatalities 2 2 0 2

* DUI-Related Crashes 0 5 3 4

* DUI-Related Fatalities 0 1 0 2

* DUI Arrests 20 25 24 32

* Speed Citations 1,343 1,568 1,400 1,505

* Speed Warnings 1,011 1,352 1,245 1,527

* Seatbelt-Adult Citations 230 349 342 531

* Seatbelt-Adult Warnings 16 58 118 53

* Seatbelt-Teen Citations 12 12 9 21

* Seatbelt-Teen Warnings 2 1 2 3

* Child Restraint Citations 34 39 39 34

* Child Restraint Warnings 7 4 7 9

* Motorists Assisted 1,164 1,307 1,426 1,251

Fuchs Mi

December 4, 2013 at 7:51 am

Is this not their job 365 days a year? What must their record be if they are so proud of these figures. Plus these figures represent so many out of what a million or more cars driving around. I am not at all impressed.

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