Monday, October 4, 2010

Kansas City Police cite 66 for child restraint violations in campaign


Officers of the Kansas City Missouri Police Department cited 66 people for failing to properly buckle up their children during the Child Passenger Safety Week Law Enforcement Campaign conducted September 19-25.

During the campaign, Traffic Enforcement Unit officers stopped 1,760 vehicles and issued a total of 2,314 citations. Of those citations, 66 were for child restraint violations, 536 were for safety belt violations, and 1,129 were for speeding violations.

“It’s extremely important for those responsible for the care of children to make sure they are properly restrained when riding in motor vehicles,” said Sgt. Grant Ruark of the Traffic Enforcement Unit. “It’s not just about following the law; it’s about preventing unnecessary injuries and saving lives.”

A portion of this enforcement effort was funded by grants from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Division in cooperation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Missouri Safety Center.

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