KHP assists 703 motorists over New Year’s holiday

The Kansas Highway Patrol is releasing preliminary data from its New Year’s weekend holiday activity. The reporting period for the holiday weekend ran from 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. During that time, KHP worked two fatal crashes, neither of which was alcohol-related.

Information in the below table is compared to the New Year’s holiday weekend activity from the 2015 New Year’s holiday. The 2015 reporting period was one day longer than the 2016 reporting period. For 2015, data was collected from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015.

Activity 2016 2015
Total Non-Alcohol Related Fatal Crashes 2 1
Total Non-Alcohol Related Fatalities 2 1
DUI Related Fatal Crashes 0 0
DUI Related Fatalities 0 0
DUI Arrests 26 26
Speed Citations 785 915
Speed Warnings 609 661
Adult Seatbelt Citations 90 137
Teen Seatbelt Citations 5 7
Child Restraint Citations 15 20
Motorists Assisted 703 1,152

Information thanks to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

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