Kellogg crackdown ends after more than 1,700 tickets

Wichita police issued a total of 1,771 traffic citations during a month-long crackdown on speeding and aggressive driving on and near Kellogg that ended today.

"We consider our operation to be successful," Capt. John Speer said today.

The average speed for tickets issued dropped as the month unfolded, Speer said.

On Thursday, officers issued 324 citations on Kellogg and in the central business corridor next to it. Of that total, 300 were for improper turns.

More than 1,000 of the citations issued this month were for speeding, according to data released by the city. Almost 700 tickets were issued for improper turns in the central business district beneath the Kellogg flyover.

Speer said he thought the month-long emphasis had changed driving habits on Kellogg.

"I think it will," he said. "I hope so. If not, we're going to do it again."

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