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Border to Border Enforcement on I-35 in Kansas


August 19, 2003 Release 03-091

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Rosalie Thornburgh or Pati Pomeroy
KDOT Bureau of Traffic Safety: (785) 296-3756

Border to Border Enforcement on I-35 in Kansas

It is an all-out, one-day, border-to-border enforcement effort involving local law enforcement agencies as the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) kicks off the Labor Day travel period with the I-35 Corridor Enforcement Mobilization.

On Aug. 28, 2003, law enforcement agencies from the Canadian border to the Mexican border will place extra law enforcement officers on I-35. This aggressive enforcement effort will place special emphasis on those drivers speeding, failing to use seat belts and driving while impaired.

Labor Day is the last holiday wrapping up the summer travel season and many people will take to the road to enjoy one last weekend before fall activities and back to school time. To bring attention to a safe holiday travel period the following agencies along the I-35 corridor will be looking for those who exceed the speed limit, fail to buckle up or drive while impaired; the Kansas Highway Patrol, the police departments of Kansas City, Mission, Merriam, Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, Emporia, and Gardner and the sheriffs departments of Johnson, Franklin, Osage, Coffey and Lyon Counties.

Participating states include Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.