The Gardner Police Department will participate in a special traffic enforcement program sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation next week.
A grant from KDOT will underwrite overtime traffic enforcement targeted at impaired drivers and vehicle occupants who are not properly restrained.
Those driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, endanger not only themselves, but also their passengers, other motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians.
Persons who do not buckle up are approximately 12 times more likely to be killed and almost twice as likely to suffer injury as those who are properly restrained.
The Thanksgiving campaign will run from Nov. 21- 27.
Gardner Police Department will have extra enforcement during this time period and will be concentrating on persons driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs and safety restraints.