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The Kansas Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be conducting an annual seatbelt enforcement campaign that will focus on young drivers.
Kansas Department of Transportation statistics show that 43 teenagers died in vehicle crashes in 2012, and 74 percent of them were not properly restrained.
The KHP superintendent, Colonel Ernest Garcia, said troopers will be working around high schools and watching for teenagers who are not wearing their seatbelts. Garcia says if someone is not buckled up properly, they will be issued citations. Sedgwick County sheriff's lieutenant David Mattingly says deputies will also be taking part in the campaign, which begins March 11th and runs through the 22nd.