Drivers… watch for increased police traffic on Arkansas City streets now through May 31. Arkansas City Police are joining almost 150 other law enforcement agencies across the state, in aggressively enforcing Kansas’ occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2015 “Kansas Click It or Ticket” traffic enforcement campaign.
This activity is supported by agency grants from the Kansas Department of Transportation. The aim of “Click It or Ticket” is to reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes. According to statistics, almost half of those killed in crashes each year on Kansas roads are not belted in. Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act, both of which require that all vehicle occupants must be restrained appropriately.
Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front-seat occupants, or children younger than 14, riding without proper restraint. Also, persons younger than 14 are prohibited from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup truck’s bed.