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Police to watch for dangerous driving over holiday weekend

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Posted at 2:43 AM, Nov 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-27 06:23:41-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police will spend the holiday weekend making sure drivers practice road safety.

Lenexa Police said they plan to join agencies across the state of Kansas in a Thanksgiving Safe Arrival campaign. The effort will focus on traffic enforcement covering multiple possible infractions.

Lenexa Police said a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation will fund overtime.

The campaign targets impaired drivers, as well as anyone not wearing a seatbelt.

According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the day before Thanksgiving sees more impairment-related crashes than any other day of the year.