Arkansas City Police have joined in with other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing seat belt usage, especially by children aged 0-13, and other laws as part of a 2020 traffic enforcement campaign. Local drivers can expect to see increased police presence on city streets, especially around local schools, to stop what has been likened to an epidemic in Kansas. In 2019, eight children from birth up to the age of 13 lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. Sadly, 62 percent of those children were not wearing their seat belts.