(WICHITA, Kan.) — Update: Officers issued 49 citations during their seat belt enforcement project at Kellogg & Webb Road Thursday evening.
Police say for every one car they stopped, there were two to three they could have stopped.
The good news is, all children were properly buckled in.
Patrol West will do a seat belt enforcement project on March 14.
Wichita police assemble at Kellogg and Webb. Their mission: catch people not buckled up, like Brandon Dickson.
"I'm not going to lie," Dickson says. "Maybe in the daytime I wear a seat belt but shoot, I'm a big fella, you know. I hate wearing those things, but from now on I'm wearing it."
Wichita police officers target seat belt use at night as part of an effort with the Kansas Department of Transportation.
KDOT has given the department a grant, which it is using to fund seven different seat belt enforcement operations through the end of March. Officials are trying to accumulate data about whether or not people buckle up more during the day than at night.