Feds to pay overtime for Wichita seat belt patrol

The federal government will be paying more than $16,000 of Wichita Police overtime to help make sure you wear your seat belt when driving at night.
The money will come from federal grants administered through the Kansas Department of Transportation – $8,100 for 2017 and $8,640 for 2018 – according to a city report.
“The enforcement aspect of the program requires the utilization of monthly night time patrols, which will stop drivers for primary seat belt violations,” the report said. “Participation in this program will allow the Police Department to supplement normal staffing and routine enforcement efforts with additional, dedicated traffic enforcement personnel.”
The City Council is scheduled to vote on the grant application Tuesday, although Mayor Jeff Longwell has already signed it and the city has already submitted it to meet a state application deadline.

Read more here: Wichita Eagle.