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High School Enforcement Period

02/17/2021

Beginning February 22nd through March 5th, the Parsons 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," Parsons Police Chief Robert Spinks 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.

If you witness unsafe driving near a school or anywhere in Parsons, please call the police department. We are dedicated to the education of drivers to keep our street safe for all who use them.

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