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2017-38: Patrol Reports Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Activity

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 8:22 AM by Mary Jane King

NEWS  RELEASE  –  November 27, 2017 #2017-38

FOR  IMMEDIATE  RELEASE

CONTACT: Lieutenant Adam Winters, KHP PIO, (785) 296-6800

Patrol Reports Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Activity
KHP personnel assisted 1,058 motorists over the holiday reporting period

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing its Thanksgiving Weekend Holiday Activity Report. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6:00 pm on Wednesday, November 22, through 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 26. 

Four fatal crashes were worked during this reporting period, which killed six people (Fatal crashes were in Barber, Sedgwick, Riley, and Jackson counties). Two of these crashes were alcohol-related. To view the KHP crashlogs: www.kansas.gov/khp-crashlogs/. 

Information in the table is compared to data from both 2015 and 2016 for the same reporting period.
 Enforcement Data  2015 2016 2017
DUI Arrests 14 27 12
Speed Citations 472 1360 1227
Speed Warnings 257 924 1025
Safety Belt - Adult Citations 52 158 89
Safety Belt - Adult Warnings 7 12 14
Safety Belt - Teen Citations 5 6 5
Safety Belt - Teen Warnings
0 1 0
Child Restraint - Citations 5 29 27
Motorist Assists 1234 1089  1058

 Crash Data 2015 2016 2017
Fatal DUI Related Crashes 0 0 2
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0 2
Non-DUI Related Crashes 4 3 2
Non-DUI Related Fatalities 5 3 4

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