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MEDIA RELEASE – Pittsburg Police to Conduct Enforcement Campaign Near High Schools

Police Department Press Release

February 14, 2023

Released by Sgt. Travis Bowman

February 14, 2023


Beginning February 20, 2023, and continuing through March 3, 2023, the Pittsburg Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States- ahead of all other types of injury, disease or violence.

“Even one teen death is unacceptable,” Police Chief Brent Narges said. “Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.”

Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up.  Remind teens that driving is a privilege and encourage them to learn about the importance of driving safely.