Chad Crittenden, a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol, talks about distracted driving (video by Bryan Horwath). bhorwath@wichitaeagle.com
Chad Crittenden, a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol, talks about distracted driving (video by Bryan Horwath). bhorwath@wichitaeagle.com

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Kansas troopers ‘getting back to the basics’ on highways

By Kaitlyn Alanis

kalanis@wichitaeagle.com

November 10, 2017 11:50 AM

UPDATED November 10, 2017 03:08 PM

As the holiday season approaches, you can expect to see more state troopers patrolling the roads.

“We’re getting back to the basics people,” trooper Ben Gardner – @TrooperBenKHP – posted on Twitter.

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As Thanksgiving, Christmas and New years approach..



You will see more and more of our @kshighwaypatrol Troopers pulling vehicles to the shoulder.



We’re getting back to the basics people !!#BeSafe#SlowDown#ksleg pic.twitter.com/nTe5FkViOa

— Trooper Ben (@TrooperBenKHP) November 9, 2017

Kansas Highway Patrol posted a reminder to drivers on Facebook:

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“Drive responsibly: Slow Down, buckle up, designate a sober driver, and ditch the distractions! We want you to make it to all of your destinations safely.”

Below are the scheduled special enforcements, according to a Facebook post by Kansas Highway Patrol:

Colorado state patrolman reminds holiday drivers how to merge

The Colorado state patrol posted a video teaching drivers how to merge before holiday driving.

Colorado State Patrol/Facebook

Kaitlyn Alanis: 316-269-6708, @kaitlynalanis