The Kansas Highway Patrol will work additional hours over the Labor Day weekend to uphold road safety and help decrease the number of impaired motorists on state highways.

Before traveling over the weekend, the KHP urges drivers to check their vehicle’s condition, including tires, fluid levels and mechanical equipment; check road conditions for construction or delays at; allow enough time to reach their destinations, buckle up, keep an emergency kit in their vehicles and designate a sober driver before consuming alcohol.

The KHP will participate in the annual Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) campaign thanks to funding from the Kansas Department of Transportation, as well as participate in the Operation C.A.R.E., or Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort, Labor Day Enforcement, which runs through Monday.

If you need assistance on a Kansas highway, call the KHP at *47 (*HP), or for those traveling on the Kansas Turnpike, call *582 (*KTA).