Topeka For two weeks, Kansas drivers who are sure to buckle up could be paid for their efforts.
Between Aug. 29 and Sept. 11, volunteers in 46 Kansas cities will hand out $1 bills to drivers who have everyone in the vehicles secured. The Bucks for Buckles campaign is sponsored by Safe Kids Kansas, State Farm and the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Drivers with unrestrained passengers will get educational materials about using seat belts and child safety seats.
Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas, said 70 percent of the 388 people who died in traffic accidents in Kansas last year were unbuckled. A KDOT survey last year found only 77 percent of Kansas drivers and passengers ages 14 and older wore their seat belts.