Lawrence Police to Conduct Speed Enforcement

Media Release Date: 

For Immediate Release – July 14, 2017

Lawrence Kansas Police Department

Contact: Sergeant Amy Rhoads 785-830-7404;


Lawrence Police to Conduct Speed Enforcement


Beginning July 21rst thru July 23rd, the Lawrence Police Department will join other Law Enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic that often has fatal consequences, “speeding” on our streets and highways.


In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, rural state and federal highways. As speed increases, the severity of crashes increases, leading to a rise in fatalities and/or serious injuries. Officers are educating drivers and passengers regarding the importance of slowing down, using restraints and not driving while impaired.


There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, driving while impaired, or failing to buckle up.


The Lawrence Police Department reminds motorists to buckle up, designate a driver and do your part to help make Lawrence streets safer.