Hey It's David...it looks like we have a busy weekend with Labor Day festivities here at the station. That means a lot of people will be driving all over Wichita and our fine state. My friends at the Kansas Department of Transportation remind us that it's crucial to stay safe on our roads. Please take a minute to read this before you even think of getting behind the wheel after drinking. Stay safe, my friends.
You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. Fact Sheet
Lives Are at Risk
●You Drink. You Drive. You Lose. isn’t about citations; it’s about saving lives. Between 2003-2012, there were 1,214 Kansans killed in crashes that involved a drunk driver.To help prevent crash fatalities, we need to step up enforcement and crack down on those who are choosing to drink and drive.
●In 2017 alone, there were 1,993 alcohol related crashes
●Drunk Driving is a felony for a reason, and something we need to take action on. It accounted for 22% of traffic fatalities in 2017.
●In Kansas, there are 94 annual drunk driving deaths. With 68 of these fatal accidents involving drivers between the ages of 15 and 20.