Wichita police crack down on speeding, other traffic violations on Kellogg

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Wichita Police Department took to social media Thursday morning warning drivers that officers would be out enforcing traffic laws.

(Source: Wichita Police Department)

"We caught a few drivers mistaking Kellogg for the set of the Fast and Furious today. Remember to slow it down. Excessive Speeds put your lives and others at risk," said tweeted out the police department along with a photo showing the radar.

A driver had been stopped on Kellogg, one of Wichita's main thoroughfares, for going 97 mph.

Officer Jeff Andres has worked with the Wichita Police Department for nearly 30 years. He says Kellogg is known to attract speeding drivers.

"It's not uncommon to see speeds between 80-100 mph," he says.

Andres pulled over three drivers Thursday afternoon for speeding violations, but he says it's not the only traffic violation he sees.

"Following too close. You know if you get one accident up there, somebody misjudges a lane change up there and we end up with 6 or 7 cars involved in an accident. Plus, it's at higher speeds so the chances of someone being hurt increases," says Andres.

He also says changing lanes without signaling, texting while driving and speeding through construction zones are common traffic violations he encounters.

Andres says the push from the department isn't just to hand out more tickets on Kellogg, but ultimately, to keep the road safe.

"Safety is always going to be the primary goal. For all drivers out there," he says.

So, slow down.