Officer Charles Tinsley
Public Affairs Officer
CVE Regional Office
Kentucky State Police
Morehead, KY 40351
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Fatigued Driver Detail on I-75 Madison County
Date of News Release: 02/12/2013
(Richmond, KY) -- On Monday, February 11, the officers from the CVE division of the Kentucky State Police conducted a fatigued driver detail on I-75 in Madison County. The detail was conducted to ensure that safe driving practices are being kept by commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles alike. Fatigued driving is a major problem on Kentucky's highways. Studies have shown that fatigued drivers can be just as dangerous on the roadway as impaired drivers. This detail was an attempt to educate and warn the motoring public of the dangers of fatigued driving.
During the detail officers conducted twenty Safety Inspections on commercial motor vehicles that resulted in two drivers, along with two vehicles, being placed Out of Service for unsafe violations. There were also citations written to both CMV's and passenger vehicles for various traffic law violations. There will be an increased amount of patrol during the upcoming months to monitor safe driving conditions for all motorists on Kentucky's highways.