KDOT initiative aims to lower crash fatalities in Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro

KDOT initiative aims to lower crash fatalities in Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro

KDOT initiative aims to lower crash fatalities in Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro

Between 2016 and 2020, Sedgwick County recorded 305 traffic-related deaths and more than 900 suspected serious injuries – many considered “potentially avoidable crashes,”

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a new initiative to lower traffic fatalities in Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro area.The two areas have some of the highest traffic fatalities in the state. During the summer of 2022, KCDOT will launch public awareness campaign, “Drive Safe Sedgwick.”Between 2016 and 2020, KDOT says Sedgwick County recorded 305 traffic-related deaths and more than 900 suspected serious injuries. The Assistant Bureau Chief of Transportation Safety department Chris Bortz says many were considered avoidable crashes.According to KDOT data, Sedgwick County’s 64 traffic fatalities in 2020 were the highest number of fatalities of any county in the state. It also ranks as one of the highest in the Midwest when compared to counties of similar sizes. “Buckling up costs you nothing,” Bortz said. “Not buckling up could cost you everything. Buckle up for every trip, every time.”According to Bortz, 23% of all fatality crashes in Sedgwick County involved alcohol. And between 2017 and 2018, over 41% of all passengers in Sedgwick County fatalities were not wearing seat belts. Sedgwick County residents can visit the website the campaign website to learn about vehicle safety. The website emphasizes seat belt use among all passengers, not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, not texting or being distracted and obeying speed limits.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a new initiative to lower traffic fatalities in Sedgwick County and the Wichita metro area.

The two areas have some of the highest traffic fatalities in the state. During the summer of 2022, KCDOT will launch public awareness campaign, “Drive Safe Sedgwick.”

Between 2016 and 2020, KDOT says Sedgwick County recorded 305 traffic-related deaths and more than 900 suspected serious injuries. The Assistant Bureau Chief of Transportation Safety department Chris Bortz says many were considered avoidable crashes.

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According to KDOT data, Sedgwick County’s 64 traffic fatalities in 2020 were the highest number of fatalities of any county in the state. It also ranks as one of the highest in the Midwest when compared to counties of similar sizes.

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“Buckling up costs you nothing,” Bortz said. “Not buckling up could cost you everything. Buckle up for every trip, every time.”

According to Bortz, 23% of all fatality crashes in Sedgwick County involved alcohol. And between 2017 and 2018, over 41% of all passengers in Sedgwick County fatalities were not wearing seat belts.

Sedgwick County residents can visit the website the campaign website to learn about vehicle safety.

The website emphasizes seat belt use among all passengers, not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, not texting or being distracted and obeying speed limits.

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