Police putting more emphasis on school areas next month
The Tonganoxie Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies in putting additional emphasis on patrolling in school areas March 11-22.
In 2012, 43 teens lost their lives because of car crashes in Kansas. Of those teens, 74 percent of were not properly restrained.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the state will be extra vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than 20 years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle.
Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up.