Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to boost traffic enforcement over holiday

photo by: Elvyn Jones

A Douglas County Sheriff's Office vehicle is pictured in this file photo from August 2017.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is joining law enforcement statewide to increase traffic enforcement for the holiday week, according to a social media post from the department.

The “Thanksgiving Safe Arrival Traffic Enforcement Campaign” will specifically target impaired drivers and those whose passengers are riding unrestrained.

The day before Thanksgiving sees more impairment-related crashes than any other day of the year, according to the post, which cited the Kansas Department of Transportation as its source. In addition, failure to wear seat belts or properly restrain children contributes to “needless deaths and injuries,” according to the post.

The post encourages drivers to arrange a ride with someone who isn’t drinking.

The campaign kicks off Friday, Nov. 20, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 29.


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