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Fuel Donations

FOR THE 22ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE PETROLEUM MARKETERS AND CONVENIENCE STORE ASSOCIATION OF KANSAS (PMCA) DONATED GASOLINE TO THE KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS DURING THE HOLIDAYS. THROUGH THE HOLIDAY HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM, THE PMCA DONATES FUEL TO THE PATROL TO FILL UP PATROL CARS FROM DECEMBER 24 THROUGH JANUARY 1. THE DONATION WILL BE OF GREAT ASSISTANCE AT A TIME WHEN BUDGETS CONTINUE TO BE TIGHT. THE PMCA OF KANSAS IS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION FOR INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM DISTRIBUTORS, GASOLINE RETAILERS, AND CONVENIENCE STORE OWNERS. THIS YEAR, PARTICIPATING MEMBERS OF THE PMCA GRACIOUSLY PROVIDED VOUCHERS FOR 71 TANKS OF FUEL FOR TROOPERS TO USE AS THEY PATROL THE HIGHWAYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. LAST YEAR, DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND 2012 NEW YEAR’S REPORTING PERIODS, THE PROVIDED FUEL ALLOWED THE PATROL TO ASSIST 1,727 MOTORISTS, REMOVE 62 IMPAIRED DRIVERS FROM THE ROADWAYS, AND ISSUE 480 CITATIONS FOR OCCUPANT PROTECTION VIOLATIONS.  THE DONATION LAST YEAR NO DOUBT CONTRIBUTED TO THE PATROL’S EFFORTS TO KEEP THE ROADWAYS SAFE DURING THE CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S HOLIDAYS. THIS YEAR, IT WILL HELP FURTHER SAFETY EFFORTS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON