Click it or ticket
Click It or Ticket campaign upcoming
Beginning on May 21st, and continuing through May 31st, Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office Deputies will join 180 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2021 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).
The Click It or Ticket campaign is meant to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes. About 345 persons are involved in 170 crashes each day in Kansas. Only 7% of those that are unbelted are likely to escape without injury. Half of all fatalities occur among those who are not wearing a seat belt.
May 21-31 drivers will be met with extra enforcement of both the Kansas Safety Belt Use Act and the Kansas Child Passenger Safety Act. These statutes require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained. Almost two-thirds of Kansas' fatality crashes occur on rural roadways while these roads account for only one-third of all crashes.
In addition, Kansas law prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed. For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the car seat distribution program visit www.safekidskansas.org .
The Leavenworth County Sheriff's Office also has technicians available to complete car seat installs. Please call (913) 682-5724 to set up an appointment for an install.
"Every traffic stop is an opportunity to educate the motoring public in better traffic safety habits. With graduation season and spring activities in full swing the Sheriff's Office wants to remind everyone to drive safe, buckle up."