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Kansas Highway Patrol plans stepped up enforcement after KU-K-State game on Thursday

In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads after the game, state troopers will be conducting a RAVE, or Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement.

In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads after the game, state troopers will be conducting a RAVE, or Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement.

October 13, 2010

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You can expect increased traffic on the Kansas Turnpike on Thursday as the Kansas Jayhawks prepare to take on the Kansas State Wildcats.

Highway Patrol stepping up game day efforts

The Kansas Highway Patrol is going to be working extra hard Thursday to ensure KU and KSU football fans' safety. The construction on roads around Lawrence will make driving potentially more dangerous for the large crowds the game is expected to draw. Enlarge video

This will be the first game this year when all of Lawrence’s turnpike exits are open, however the construction between Lawrence and the Tonganoxie/Eudora exit will still mean many challenges for motorists

The Kansas Highway Patrol is urging travelers to be prepared for delays, plan for extra — and make sure you have a sober driver.

In an effort to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the roads after the game, state troopers will be conducting a RAVE, or Roving Aggressive Violation Enforcement.

Motorists can expect to see an increase in troopers on Lawrence’s roads. They’ll be saturating the area and looking for anyone who’s not driving safely.

Comments

juststrugglin 3 years, 9 months ago

Hope the Dg Co Cops and Leavenworth cops plan on patrolling "back roads" and "short cuts", they are the dangerous ones with drunks on them. Think how many drunks they stop on 10 or 70 how many scape out the back way. Please is all I can say, Don't drink and drive.

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Curtis Lange 3 years, 9 months ago

KHP going to have glow sticks too?

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afcruchief 3 years, 9 months ago

any excuse to pull more revenue

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windjammer 3 years, 9 months ago

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afcruchief 3 years, 9 months ago

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Jeremiah Jefferson 3 years, 9 months ago

Its ok, there will only be about 10-15 thousand people above the legal limit driving home.. Could be worse, could be a chiefs game.

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justforfun 3 years, 9 months ago

Lets get wasted tonight!!!!!!!! I'm drivin the back roads boys!!! KU vs KSU if you aint drinkin and drivin then you aint livin tonight.

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justforfun 3 years, 9 months ago

OOOOOOOPPPPSSS I forgot to paste/copy this!! LOL

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jlzack 3 years, 9 months ago

with the traffic coming into town on I-70 that new round-about should get jammed up real quick & cause alot of p.o'd drivers.......... what a dumb idea that was.........

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John Kyle 3 years, 9 months ago

It was worse when cars would actually have to back up onto the turnpike since there was such a short off-ramp.

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Shane Garrett 3 years, 9 months ago

On the radio the HPD is recommending the use of the back roads.

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garyr 3 years, 9 months ago

I was pulled over back in the mid 90's coming back to Lawrence after a KSU vs. KU game. They said I failed the sobriety test. But, I still don't understand why they would give me a sobriety test while in handcuffs. Is this the normal way they do it? Staning on one leg? Walking a straight line? While in handcuffs? I swear they had it out for me due to all my KU schwag. Anyone else ever have to do this?

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