Roadway Safety Awareness Campaign is Feb. 20-March 3

From February 20th through March 3rd, the Fort Scott Police Department will be conducting an enforcement campaign near the high school.  We will be joining other law enforcement agencies from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.


Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States – ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence.  “Even one teen death is unacceptable,” says Chief Travis Shelton.  “Please slow down, put the phone away, or turn it off, and always buckle up.”


Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey traffic laws, whether it’s for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up.  Remind teens that driving is a privilege and encourage them to learn about the importance of driving safely.

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