DON'T BE NAUGHTY BEHIND THE WHEEL: KANSAS CITY X-MAS DRIVER CRACKDOWN!!!
As always, we caution readers to be careful while driving, find some other sucker to do the driving OR simply stand around and wait for the toy train.
Whatever the case . . .
KANSAS CITY DRIVERS SHOULD BEWARE AND OBEY THE LAW AMID THE ANNUAL HOLIDAY SEASON TRAFFIC CRACKDOWN!!!
Police are doing their best to keep roads safe and that means taking drunken d-bags and other miscreants off the road . . . Here's the latest presser that reminds locals to be careful . . .
Operation Impact Encourages Safe Traveling During the Holidays
A December 17, 2013 article by AAA mentions that year-end holiday travel is expected to increase for the fifth consecutive year and they project that 94.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season. They also project that 91% of those will travel by automobile.
Operation Impact, the area’s bi-state, multi-agency traffic safety and enforcement organization wants to remind drivers that the best, and simplest, way to protect themselves from injury or death in a motor vehicle crash is to wear their safety belts and that they should make sure the passengers in their vehicles, especially children, are buckled up as well.
“Our organization is dedicated to making the roadways as safe as possible through enforcement and education,” said Sgt. Grant Ruark of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department’s Traffic Division. “We want to take this opportunity to remind the citizens throughout our metropolitan area to drive sober, slow down and buckle up during this holiday season.”
• Roughly seven out ten people killed in traffic crashes in the metropolitan area are unbuckled.
• Worn correctly, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45% for front seat passenger car occupants and by 60% for pick-up truck, SUV and van occupants.
• Motorists are 75% less likely to be killed in rollover crashes if they are buckled up.
For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com or www.ktsro.org.
Be safe . . .
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