Merriam police officers are working overtime Thanksgiving week to make sure impaired drivers stay off City roadways. The reason: to make sure you arrive safely home for the holidays.
The weeklong traffic enforcement campaign “Thanksgiving Safe Arrival” starts Monday, Nov. 25, and is part of a statewide effort. Merriam police officers will look for drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs. They will also ticket seatbelt violators who are not buckled or improperly restrained.
“Thanksgiving Safe Arrival” is supported by a Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) grant. KDOT said there are more impaired-related crashes the day before Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. The campaign runs through Sunday, Dec. 1.