PROFESSIONAL SERVICE THROUGH COURTESY AND INTEGRITY
It shall be the general duty of the Chief of Police and all
sworn law enforcement personnel to the best of their
ability to preserve good order, peace and quiet throughout
the city as provided by law or ordinance.
For Immediate Release
Contact: CHIEF Josh Orem
Phone: (316)835-2266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning Monday, May 22, through Sunday, June 4, the Halstead Police department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Click-it-or-Ticket, Traffic Enforcement Campaign. A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will underwrite overtime enforcement efforts that specifically aim to enforce seatbelt and child restraint violations by ticketing vehicle occupants who are unrestrained or whose child passengers are unrestrained.
Failure to use seatbelts and child restraints is responsible for needless deaths and maiming through the failure by many teens and adults to simply buckle up, or to properly buckle up child passengers. Twice as many Kansans who die from a crash are unrestrained as are restrained. Even worse is the fact that injuries suffered by those who are unbuckled are likely to be much more severe and disabling than injuries suffered by those who are buckled in. This applies regardless of speed, and whether the occurrence is on a city street, a county road, or a highway.
According to CHIEF Josh Orem, “Drivers, always wear your seatbelt and don’t move the vehicle until each person riding with you is buckled in. This is your best defense against death and injury, it’s their best defense, and it’s the law. You will live with the consequences – good or bad – the rest of your life. By always following these simple rules, you will preserve life – maybe your life – and certainly your cash.”
And finally, the officers and staff of the Halstead Police department would like to say, “Please be safe and buckle. Take those extra few seconds to make sure you and your passengers are all buckled up so that you can drive on and enjoy the start of the summer season without worry or injury!”