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KS officers increasing safety patrols this week

Posted: 10:14 PM, Sep 14, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-14 23:14:43-04

Kansas law enforcement officers plan to increase patrols this week to encourage drivers to be aware of child car safety.

The emphasis is part of National Child Passenger Safety Week. Parents can expect to see officers at elementary and middle schools through Friday.

Anyone not obeying Kansas laws pertaining to child safety will be issued a citation.

The emphasis is on making sure children are properly buckled into cars and are using the correct car seat, booster seat or seat belt.

Kansas Safe Kids says 28 Kansas children died in vehicle accidents in 2013. Half of them were not wearing seat belts and eight were thrown from the vehicles.

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