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Special SPEEDING SLOWS YOU DOWN Enforcement Ahead

07/17/2023

 

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) alongside the Parsons Police Department and other law enforcement agencies across the nation will be participating in a 'Speeding Slows You Down' campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding.

On July 26, 2023, law enforcement agencies will be increasing enforcement for speeding to improve traffic safety.

"The Parsons Police Department is dedicated to providing the safest possible environment for all drivers and pedestrians in our community. We will educate all travelers in our community and enforce speeding laws heavily during this period," according to Patrol Lieutenant Kyle Wiford

If you speed you aren't just breaking the law, speeding increases the odds you'll lose control of the vehicle, increases stopping distance, increases odds of serious injury or fatality, increases fuel consumption, and increases the economic implications from speed-related crashes.

In 2021, 76 people died in speeding crashes in Kansas alone. Of the nearly 4,500 crashes attributed to speeding, people aged 15-29 were driving more than 50% of the time, according to a press release from the DOT.

It takes 221 feet to stop a vehicle traveling 50 mph and 460 feet for a vehicle traveling 80 mph, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Speed kills, which is why we encourage motorists to abide by posted speed limits. Please slow down, saving a minute or two is not worth your life or the life of others you share the road with.

For more information on the https://www.nhtsa.gov/risky-driving/speeding

                 

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