Holiday Travel

By: Eric James
By: Eric James

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Millions of holiday travelers headed home on Monday. Most traveled by car.

State troopers say the hours of four to nine on Memorial Day are their busiest hours. But overall, law enforcement officials say this may have been one of the calmest holidays they've seen in years.

Kansas State Trooper Joe Bott has been a busy man this Memorial Day weekend. He's pulling out all the stops to catch drivers who violate the law.

This year he says it's been a little difficult. Troopers say it's been a rather slow and quiet holiday weekend.

Kansas Highway Patrol Captain John Walters says, "People are doing good this weekend. We are watchful of seat belts which is a big target this holiday."

Of course, not everyone is being mindful of the law. One officer says he wrote 26 tickets during an 8-hour shift.

Extra patrols will stay on the roadways through Tuesday morning.

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