Border to Border Enforcement on I-35
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