JCPD to conduct seatbelt checks

By The Mercury

Junction City police officers will conduct nighttime seatbelt enforcement in downtown Junction City on Friday night and Saturday morning.

Officials said there will be five additional officers on the street to observe drivers who are not buckled up and to take enforcement action. 

They said motorists who are stopped for traffic violations and are suspected of intoxication, will be given on-site field sobriety test and confirmed impaired drivers will be arrested. 

The State of Kansas requires all drivers and passengers to wear seatbelts or, depending on age, a child restraint seat.

The purpose of these patrols, officials said, is “not to harass motorists, but to increase overall motorists safety.” 

Night Time Seat Belt Enforcement is a grant from the State of Kansas and all police officers overtime is paid by this grant.

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