S.A.F.E. Campaign Planned for Next Week

A campaign to make sure people are wearing their seat belts, especially in school zones, will ramp up next week.

Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester says the department is taking part in the S.A.F.E. initiative (Seatbelts Are For Everyone). Officers will be making sure people are wearing their seat belts at area schools starting Oct. 25 to Oct. 29.

The S.A.F.E. program for high school students focuses on peer-to-peer promotion of traffic safety. Through education, rewards, and enforcement,  ithighlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt, driving alert, and following traffic laws with the goal of decreasing the number of teen injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes.