El Dorado PD: Buckle up

Chad Frey
Butler County Times Gazette
El Dorado Police Department will conduct a seat belt  enforcement campaign near high schools

Beginning this week through March 5 the El Dorado 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,” Police Chief Curt Zieman 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.