Wellington Police Department will be implementing ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign on May 23

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Thank you for your input. -1 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 222 weeks ago What about a older car that didn’t come out with seat belts, can they ticket them? What about golf carts that are on the road? Many older cars just have a lap belt, what then? Since the cops can’t see the lap belts but stop them, isn’t that and illegal search? Just more government overreach trying to drum up arrest’s and money. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down No Seatbelt EVER · 222 weeks ago Nice to see the Gestapo hard at it again funding the donuts. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Citizen X · 222 weeks ago What about all the Law Enforcement tha I pass everyday that is always looking down and texting as well? Talking on the phone? Can we as citizens write them a ticket as well? What gives them the right? A Badge? I never wore seat belt growing up, none of us did. Your more lickly to get injured on highway driving at higher speeds than a little bump in city limits. Laws need to change instead of restrict choices. Report Reply 0 replies · active 222 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Larry · 222 weeks ago The laws in most state is as follows: What ever the vehicle was equipped with is all that is required. So if it has no seat belts is legal but some states require installation of a lap belt. If is has only a lap belt that is legal and no requirement for shoulder belt. If you do get stopped and have the lap belt on you are good. It is not an illegal search since they don’t have to physically enter the care to check. Most states laws have exempted law enforcement and are allowed to use cellphones well driving for official use only. I don’t care for that, but that is the way it is. The only question I have is that they should click it or ticket it all the time. Everyone should remember that driving is a privilege not a right. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Beginning on Monday, May 23, and continuing through Sunday, June 5, drivers can expect increased police presence on Wellington city streets as the Wellington Police Department joins almost 150 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2016 Kansas Click It or Ticket campaign.  This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.  Enforcement will occur around the clock.  Officers will be especially vigilant at night because the likelihood of seatbelt use at night is much lower than during the day and the percentage of unrestrained crash deaths soars much higher at night.Drivers can expect strict enforcement of both the Safety Belt Use Act and the Child Passenger Safety Act.  These acts require that all vehicle occupants must be appropriately restrained.  Law enforcement officers can stop vehicles and issue tickets when they observe front seat occupants, teens in any position, or children under the age of 14, riding without being properly restrained.  Occupants, ages 14 and over, are cited individually.  In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is observed to be unrestrained the driver will be cited.  The fine for an adult violation is $10 (plus the time out for the traffic stop, during which the driver’s license number will likely be called in to dispatch).  The fine for a youth (14-17) violation is $60 (no court costs), while the driver’s fine for a child (0-13) restraint violation is $60 + a court cost charge of at least $98.Children under the age of four must be correctly secured in an approved child safety seat.  Children, ages four through seven, must be securely belted into an approved booster seat unless taller than 4 feet 9 inches or heavier than 80 pounds, in which case, the booster may be removed and the child belted in without it.  Children, ages eight through 13 must be safety-belted.   In addition, the act prohibits persons under the age of 14 from riding in any part of a vehicle not intended for carrying passengers, such as a pickup bed.  For answers to child safety restraint questions and the location of the nearest safety seat fitting station, or safety seat technician, contact the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office at 1-800-416-2522, or write ktsro@dccca.org.The aim of Click It or Ticket is simple:  to drastically reduce the number of preventable deaths and injuries that occur when unbelted drivers and passengers are involved in traffic crashes.  According to KDOT, fully 57% of those killed in crashes on Kansas roads are not belted in, while 93% of crash occupants who suffer no injuries of any kind are belted in.  So, in general, unrestrained occupants who are involved in a crash have, at most, only about a 7% chance of not suffering some degree of injury.  And all because drivers neglect to ensure that each occupant in their vehicle is properly restrained – an activity that requires only seconds to complete.  While seat belts may not always protect from serious or fatal injury, certainly no other piece of equipment within the vehicle provides more protection.Kansas’ overall adult seat belt compliance rate is 82% and ranges, by county, from 59% to 95%, with occupants in rural counties generally less likely to buckle up than those in urban counties.  According to KDOT, this rural-urban difference in seat belt rates is especially problematic because rural roadway conditions are, in general, less forgiving than those in urban areas and the consequences of driver misjudgment – such as unsafe speed and failure to buckle up – are likely to be more severe.  Picture, for example, two lanes, narrow shoulders, ditches on both sides, and random culverts waiting to snag vehicles leaving the roadway.  Or, consider the rollover crash, which is so much more prevalent on rural roadways than city streets.  One of the grimmest duties a police officer is called upon to perform is to work a crash where an unrestrained occupant is partially or completely ejected, and then crushed by the rolling vehicle.  It is easy to see why fully two-thirds of Kansas’ fatality crashes occur on rural roadways even though they see only one-third of all crashes.Kansans like to see their state as one which protects children, and it does well with its youngest ones, those aged 0-4, who are buckled in to child safety seats at the rate of 97%.  However, the percentage of properly restrained 5- to 13-year olds is only 82%.  Moreover, eight out of ten times when drivers, themselves, are unbelted, their child passengers are also unsecured.According to Chief Tracy Heath, “I want people in Wellington to remember that when they don’t buckle up themselves, or require their passengers to buckle up, they are, in effect, promising themselves and those passengers, along with family and friends not present, that no circumstance will arise that will trigger seat belt activation.  That the drivers they will encounter on the road are not going to be critically affected by drug or medical impairment, sleepiness, cell phone conversations, texting, sloshing coffee, the radio dial or kids fighting in the back seat.  Nor will there be animals in the road or a mechanical or other circumstance that will cause them to suddenly slow or veer out of their lane.”“I want people to know that, day or night, the Wellington Police Department is committed to aggressively ticketing violators of seat belt and child safety laws, as well as other traffic infractions – such as speeding and texting while driving – which make the need for occupant restraint so necessary.”Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Education & Political News

first_imgWhat’s been happening in school boards about evolution and intelligent design?  Here are some recent stories about politicians, reporters and ordinary citizens:Kansas Grass Roots:  Candidates vying for school board seats in Liberal, Kansas squared off over the evolution issue: see Hutchinson News.Ohio Rematch:  Despite an earlier loss, Darwin critics in Ohio are hoping to bring up the issue for a vote again, reports CNS News.  The article editorializes that “Their goal is to force curriculum changes that would also allow discussion of the intelligent design theory,” when the wording of the proposed changes specifically denies this.McCain’s Open Mind:  Though an evolutionist himself, Senator John McCain thinks students ought to hear both sides in the debate over evolution, according to a piece in Evolution News that comments on a story reported in the New York Sun July 18.  The Sun said, “the senator mocked the idea that American young people were so delicate and impressionable that they needed to be sheltered from the concept” and compared it to cold-war efforts to shield students from learning about Marxism.White House Press:  President Bush’s press secretary Tony Snow entertained Wesley J. Smith of the Discovery Institute.  Smith was there to congratulate the president for vetoing the stem cell funding bill this week.Quilt Warfare:  In a bizarre piece of propaganda, Canadian quilt-making mom Barbara West ridiculed intelligent design on her (hopefully) intelligently-designed quilt.  According to Canmore Leader, West, whose quilt showed the earth on a pile of turtles (see humor page), won the National Award of Excellence for her design.  Casey Luskin of Discovery Institute had some smirks about this.Free Press:  Patrick Gavin, associate editorial page editor of the LA Examiner, gave lengthy coverage to Casey Luskin and John West about their post-Dover book Traipsing Into Evolution that critically analyzes Judge Jones’ ruling.WWJD:  Lita Cosner wrote for Creation Ministries International about how governments and secularists are fighting to make US schools Christ-free zones and are erring on the side of censorship.Conservative Backlash:  Not all pro-evolutionists are liberals.  A new group calls itself Conservatives Against Intelligent Design.  See also report on Science and Theology News.National Wahoo:  In the vein that everyone is someone elses’ weirdo, George Gilder of the Discovery Institute wrote a lengthy article supporting intelligent design for National Review, only to be trashed a week later by John Derbyshire on National Review.Evolutionary Faith:  Uncommon Descent found out that the National Center for Science Education is looking for a “Faith Project Director,”  This is odd, because the NCSE argues that evolution is built on science, and creation is based on faith.  The job duties include “developing materials pertaining to evolution and religion for print and web; representing NCSE to the faith community, in print and in person; serving as liaison between NCSE and professional theological societies and religious organizations; speaking to the press about issues involving evolution education and challenges to it; counseling teachers, administrators, parents, and others facing challenges to evolution education.” Thanks to Evolution News and Access Research Network for most of these leads.  Let’s get the ACLU to turn on the NCSE over separation of church and state.  Derbyshire is an arrogant hack who likens creationists to whack-a-moles.  This is a psychological disorder known as role reversal.(Visited 16 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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‘Port Elizabeth produced a familiar script of Indian touring ineptitude’

first_imgBALL OF CONTENTION: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (right)Karan Johar, get another job. They don’t make Indian mothers from Nirupama Roy – prototypes anymore. The modern variety is like mine, who takes a phone from Port Elizabeth and responds to inquiries about her health with, “I’m okay. How can they,BALL OF CONTENTION: Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (right)Karan Johar, get another job. They don’t make Indian mothers from Nirupama Roy – prototypes anymore. The modern variety is like mine, who takes a phone from Port Elizabeth and responds to inquiries about her health with, “I’m okay. How can they say Sachin was ball-tampering? Arre, this must be costing you money. Bye.”Of all things that happen on assignment, nothing is worse than being sandbagged by your own mother at 7:30 a.m. Until that moment, Port Elizabeth had produced a familiar script of Indian touring ineptitude. Then Mike Denness decided to drop a grenade in the henhouse.The demands of a weekly mean that gunshot reactions take a back seat to cool analysis. But cool was to be found only in Antarctica, and analysis was overtaken by nationalistic outrage. Rumours flew at the speed of sound. “He did it,” hissed the India camp, as ex-player and pathological India-baiter Pat Symcox walked smugly by, accused of asking TV cameras to zoom to Tendulkar’s hands.Then there were the players: Virender Sehwag looking like he wanted to drown in his shallow bowl of cereal. Tendulkar clattering up a flight of stairs at St George’s Park, replying to questions with a grin and shrug.The moment the BCCI took over, the team exhaled and opinions came in a flood: “Oye, Denness must have been thinking, yaar how come no one is talking about me?”It took two days of talk, oaths of confidentiality, reading of cricket’s codes, and an all-night shift on the computer for four pages on crimes and punishment. Then came the day before the third “Test”, enshrined as Traumatic Thursday.advertisementIt began with an avalanche of threats to withdraw from the tour (BCCI), appeals to stay (UCB) and rumblings of anarchy (ICC). The death sentence came at 7 p.m. local time, 10:30 p.m. India. “It’s cover.” It is INDIA TODAY’S version of the air-raid siren and it means scramble, scramble, scramble.With a few hours to deadline, all you can do is communicate pure panic down the phone and appeal to the kindness of sources. They were merciful. “President Mbeki, he had to step in,” said one at dinner, after his partner had grudgingly passed on his cell phone.It was back to the computer, another night shift and the satisfaction of knowing, so what if you were falling asleep on the keyboard, there were people in India doing the same, waiting for the pearls of wisdom the temperamental laptop was reluctant to produce. No one would ever say to me again: “A cricket tour? My God, aren’t you the lucky one!”last_img read more

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How to break records: Play against India. Just as England did with a record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson at Trent Bridge

first_imgJoe Root celebrates his ton with James Anderson during their world record stand at Trent Bridge.There’s a certain dread that comes with diehard sports fandom: the dread of having your heart broken by those you consider heroes; the dread of not just defeat, but embarrassment at the pinnacle of,Joe Root celebrates his ton with James Anderson during their world record stand at Trent Bridge.There’s a certain dread that comes with diehard sports fandom: the dread of having your heart broken by those you consider heroes; the dread of not just defeat, but embarrassment at the pinnacle of sport. No one knows this better than Indian cricket fans.The world record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson at Trent Bridge that frustrated India on the third and fourth days of the first Test was just the latest chapter in that book of dread. For 53.2 overs and 198 runs, England’s most reliable youngster and a dogged No. 11 kept India’s hitherto threatening seam attack at bay. Mind you, Anderson’s last international outing had seen him block his team to the virtual safety of a draw, only to be dismissed off the penultimate ball of the match, thereby handing a historic series victory to Sri Lanka. And yet, no Indian could dislodge him for 230 minutes, 130 balls and 81 fine runs.Rewind a few months. On the tour of New Zealand in February, in the second Test, India took 15 Kiwi wickets for 286 runs with an attack similar to the one they are fielding now. But from 94 for five in the second innings, the home side went on to score 680 for eight declared, with skipper Brendon McCullum and B.J. Watling putting on a world record sixth-wicket stand of 352 runs-in the process, McCullum hit the first triple ton by a Kiwi-and No. 8 Jimmy Neesham also striking an unbeaten hundred. These aren’t even the most embarrassing chapters in the book of dread.advertisementFor that you need to go back to August 1997 and Colombo. India posted 537 for eight declared, and removed Marvan Atapattu with Sri Lanka on 39. What followed, as any Indian fan will tell you with a wince, is the biggest score in Test history-952 for six declared-and the highest second-wicket partnership ever of 576 runs between Sanath Jayasuriya and Roshan Mahanama. Jayasuriya’s 340 was then the second-highest score by an opener in Tests, and as he belted them, the largely, experimental Indian attack had nowhere to hide.Further back, there is Graham Gooch’s feat in the Lord’s Test of 1990. Not only did he send India on a leather hunt with his first innings 333, he followed it up with 123 in the second innings to claim the record for the highest single-match aggregate score.All these records have come overseas, which is hardly surprising considering India have always defended their home turf with a bit more pluck. Also, despite some infamous collapses, Indian batsmen have largely kept up their end of the bargain, or, at the least, not let it fall to embarrassing standards.The 42 all out at Lord’s in 1974 or the 100 and 66 at Durban in 1996 are mere aberrations that don’t really plumb the depths of despondency. In fact, the only world record of note that Indian batsmen have contributed to is Ajantha Mendis’s mark of 26 wickets in a three-Test debut series in 2008.So, what is it about Indian bowlers that makes batsmen queue up as if at a free buffet? It’s no secret that India has never produced a steady stream of quality bowlers. For every Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh, there has been a multitude of impressive domestic bowlers who have failed to make the highest grade. Part of the reason is the historical lack of an out-and-out quick who can run through a line-up. Indian pacers and spinners alike tend to rely on out-thinking and outfoxing batsmen, so on flat wickets (by overseas standards), they have nowhere to hide.Indian bowling line-ups also tended to be one-dimensional. In the pre-Kapil era, the team relied on spin; when the swing era of Kapil and Manoj Prabhakar followed, quality spinners were lacking.Now, it’s three medium pacers plus bowling all-rounders, none of whom bowl above 140 kmph consistently. The other factor is that oft-mentioned lack of killer instinct, which afflicts bowlers as well as many captains. For all of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s innovations, he gets defensive easily. Ditto Sachin Tendulkar, who was the leader when Sri Lanka set that record in 1997.In fact, the only time bowlers have gone shoulder-to-shoulder with their batsmen, they helped shape the golden era of Indian Test cricket. With Srinath, Zaheer and sundry others manning the pace department and Harbhajan and Kumble handling spin, the captaincies of Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Kumble himself brought positive results and avoided embarrassments abroad.It’s probably no coincidence that these captains were aggressive and knew when and how to go for the kill.- Follow the writer on Twitter @11shreyasadvertisementTo read more, get your copy of India Today here.last_img read more

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FIFA Finally Gets Greece to Brazil

first_imgARACAJU, Brazil — FIFA had to step in to help Greece’s national team get to its World Cup base in Brazil a day later than expected after a flight cancellation in the United States.Greece was due to leave Newark for Recife just after midnight June 6, shortly after beating Bolivia 2-1 in a warm-up friendly at New Jersey’s Red Bull Arena. But the team’s flight was canceled because of a technical problem with the plane’s navigation system.The Hellenic Football Federation says the team left Saturday night from New York and arrived in Sao Paulo on June 8, and then boarded a FIFA charter flight to Aracaju. Despite the long journey, the federation says the team will go ahead with a planned training session Sunday evening.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img

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MICHELLE TREACYS EMOTIONAL ROLLERCOASTER PICKS UP SPEED ON THE LAUNCH

first_img Login/Register With: Advertisement Q: You closed your eyes in the episode when you were waiting to find out if you were going to be picked, as if you couldn’t bear to look. What was going through your mind?Michelle Treacy: “I had so much anxiety. Throughout the whole show, I had been really confident. I trusted in who I was, and what I did, but that was the one moment where I was like, ‘Oh my God, what if it’s not me?’ So I just said to myself, ‘Girl, close your eyes and take a deep breath.’ ”Q: For the purposes of building up the tension on a TV show, they really drag out those moments, don’t they?Michelle Treacy: “They leave pauses between everything, really long pauses! There’s this awkward silence, and everyone is thinking, ‘When is he (Scott Borchetta) going to say something?’ ”Q: You had a record deal before this, so what was your path to deciding to try out for THE LAUNCH?Michelle Treacy: “I had taken a year off music, got dropped from my label, kind of didn’t know who I was any more. I just wanted to be normal for a minute. I got a job at the mall. I also had a long-distance boyfriend, and when that ended, it all kind of crashed around me. I felt as if I had put everything into that. I actually went to the hospital for anxiety, because I didn’t know what to do. I had a week to kind of restart my life. The nurse said to me, ‘Be more selfish and go out and get exactly what you want.’ And I said, ‘Well, there’s this TV show that I’ve thought about auditioning for, and tomorrow is the last day to apply – so can I leave?’ And she said, ‘Okay, you can leave.’ The next day came, I remember being picked up, going home, putting my makeup on, driving to my guitar player’s house, recording the audition, filling out all the questions online, and hoping to God I made it before midnight. And I did!”Q: When you were recording “Emotional”, there was an interesting development in the studio when Marie-Mai and Bebe Rexha came in, and you said that the whole vibe changed. It got me thinking, is the recording industry still really male-dominated in terms of producers, technicians and engineers, and is that something the music business maybe should think about?Michelle Treacy: “We always need more females. The more females, the better it is. Just think about it: A lot of the songs you hear on the radio, with these women singing about their bodies and stuff, have been written by men. Hey, they tell a story and they make their money and it’s beautiful, but we need women to stand up and say what they want to say, wear what they want to wear, and be who they want to be. It’s important. When you put three women like that in a studio, it’s magic. We look into each other’s eyes and we just know, because we’re on the same wavelength. The majority of my sessions, for sure, have been just men in the studio. I’m not sexist, I want to work with the best of the best. But I really do wish more women would stand up. We could dominate the industry.”Q: There was an interesting moment when Scott was debating which artist to choose, and he said, “I will always take the artist that is too much, because you can reel them back.”Michelle Treacy: “Let me tell you, I’ve always been the wildcard. I wanted to come into this vulnerable. I wanted to show the world, this is why you can support me. Because think about it, I’ve already had it all, I’ve already had the deal, I’ve already had the songs, why choose me, right? Why give me another chance, I’ve already done it. But I wanted to come in and say, ‘Yeah, I did it, and I messed up.’ I was too young, I didn’t know what I was doing, I had too many people around me telling me who I should be, and it didn’t work for me. But now I’ve come back and I’m grounded and I’ve decided who I want to be, and I won’t compromise that for anyone. I wanted to show everyone that I am a good person, I can do this, and I deserve it as much as anyone else. I’m not a naive little girl any more. I want to be honest and I want to be an independent, strong lady.”By Bill Harris | Special to The Lede Advertisement Emotions were raw during this week’s episode of CTV’s THE LAUNCH, as Michelle Treacy’s version of the song “Emotional” wowed the mentors and “launched” a fresh stage of her career.Treacy, a 22-year-old singer from Ottawa, took full advantage of the rare opportunity for a second chance in the music business, having previously been under contract with a record label. But Treacy said she felt as if the song “Emotional” had been written for her and about her, and that was a powerful combination for world-renowned music executive Scott Borchetta, Québec pop icon Marie-Mai, producer Nile Rodgers and celebrity mentor Bebe Rexha.We spoke with Treacy about the “Emotional” roller-coaster of appearing on THE LAUNCH: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment center_img Twitter Advertisement Facebook Michelle Treacylast_img read more

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