Beginning February 29, the Spring Hill Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma to stop what has become an epidemic over the past several years. In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas. 40% of those teens were not properly restrained.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement agencies across the tri-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools from February 29 through March 13. For more than 30 years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicles.
There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey traffic laws, whether they are speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up.