February 8, 2023

KDOT presents strategies immediately after seeing seven fatalities in a person weekend

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -“We should be horrified that there are 400 fatalities in the condition of Kansas and absolutely everyone requirements to do their portion to reduce that selection,” explained Chris Bortz.

Kansas saw 7 men and women lose their life on the state’s roads in just a few times.

13 Information spoke with the Kansas Office of Transportation to see how folks can convey that range to a halt.

“The to start with detail you want to make confident is you and every person in the car or truck must constantly have your seatbelts on you have the greatest likelihood of surviving the crash if you have your seatbelt on,” he mentioned.

But even if a seatbelt is buckled, that is not plenty of.

“Never at any time get powering the wheel if you are impaired, impaired driving is about 25% of our fatalities every single yr and all those are just conclusions persons can make each individual working day to make it to their desired destination safer,” Bortz explained.

Vehicle incidents can take place to anybody, anywhere, in any way.

“This weekend was sort of fascinating we observed a little bit of almost everything but it types of goes with the randomness of the fatalities and quite a few lots of counties expertise fatalities crashes previous yr so as soon as again it can be from impaired driving or possibly another person was likely too quickly for problems also we experienced one that was going the wrong way on the interstate it’s just random so last time when you get in your automobile do almost everything you can to secure your self to get house secure,” he said.

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