Thursday, September 30, 2010
Law enforcement's 24-hour crackdown on Rock Road Wednesday results in more than 300 citations.
The joint Sedgwick county special traffic enforcement issued citations for 3 DUIs; 177 speeding tickets; 81 seat belt violations; 33 turn violations; 33 no proof of insurance violations; 14 registration or tag violations; 11 stop sign or light violations; and 23 other violations.
The joint project was run by Sedgwick County law enforcement from Wichita, Bel Aire, Derby and Mulvane police departments.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Police are cracking down on traffic offenses on one of Wichita's busiest thoroughfares, in an effort to keep you safe.
While some say Rock Road is notorious for wrecks, others say drivers are the problem.
"You know, the traffic laws were made to abide by and if they drive accordingly they won't have a problem," said Wichita driver Carlon McMullen.
Making sure drivers obey those laws is the focus behind a special enforcement project Wednesday. The goal of the project is to cut down on accidents on Rock Road.
Of the city's most dangerous intersections, five out of the top 25 lie on the busy thoroughfare. Harry and Rock ranks second overall with 30 accidents reported so far in 2010. Central and Rock ranks 7th at 23 accidents, and Kellogg and Rock ties for 13th.
"Are they really bad? They're not too bad, but still they're higher than other accident locations throughout the city," said Wichita Police Sgt. James Krok.
So, starting at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, several agencies began a 24-hour special enforcement project to put extra officers along Rock Road. Officers will crack down on speeding, seat belt use, and other safety-related offenses.
"I hope that a few people get the message, they see us out there and if they slow down or buckle up because they see us, I consider that a win," said Krok.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, and Derby, Mulvane, and Bel Aire police will join Wichita police for the effort.