Beginning July 21 and through 23, the McPherson Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma to stop an epidemic on our streets and highways–speeding.
In an effort to change this deadly trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be particularly vigilant patrolling city, state, and federal roadways.
As speed increases the severity of crashes increase also, leading to serious injuries and deaths.
There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers are educating drivers and passengers regarding the importance of slowing down, using restraints, and not driving while impaired.
“Even one death is unacceptable,” Traffic Section Lt. Stan Neufeld said. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up!”
Local officers will issue citations to anyone disobeying any traffic laws, including speeding, driving while impaired, or failing to wear appropriate safety restraints. In McPherson, the minimum fine for speeding is $30, plus $78 municipal court costs.
So, slow down and arrive alive. Obey the sign or pay the fine. Drive sober or be pulled over.