In 2019, Transportation Secretary Julie Lorenz created a new Division of Safety. Since then, KDOT has seen a steady reduction in costs resulting from decreased injury-related incidents. Numbers from Fiscal Year 2022, which concluded on June 30, show more than $968,000 in total savings across three years. Governor Laura Kelly. “By prioritizing the wellbeing of our highway workers and emergency responders, we haven’t just reduced injury costs – we’ve also decreased the number of work hours lost and the severity of injuries themselves.”