FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 02/16/2021
Contact: Lt. Ben Graber
Phone: 316-733-5177 ext. 214
Andover Police Department to conduct enforcement campaign near high schools
Beginning February 22 through March 5, the Andover Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence.
“Even one teen death is unacceptable,” Chief Keller said. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”
Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting or failing to buckle up. Remind teens that driving is a privilege and encourage them to learn about the importance of driving safely.