Lawrence Police officers issued more than 500 seat belt tickets during a two-week campaign last month aimed at vigorously enforcing seat belt laws.
Between May 19 and June 1, officers issued 503 seat belt violations to adult vehicle occupants, six to occupants ages 14 to 17 and three citations to drivers with unrestrained young children.
Lawrence Police Department spokesman Sgt. Trent McKinley said the statistics prove that many motorists continue traveling without proper restraints and, in some cases, with unprotected children in the vehicle.
The Kansas Department of Transportation funded the enforcement campaign.