Trooper Brad Arterburn
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 5, Campbellsburg
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Buckle Up Kentucky - It's the Law and It's Enforced
(Campbellsburg, KY) - During 2002 there were nearly 52,000 people injured in traffic crashes on Kentucky roadways. Over 900 of those 52,000 injuries resulted in a fatality. Many of these fatalities and injuries may have been prevented if safety belts and child restraints had been properly used.
The Kentucky State Police, Campbellsburg Post will use all Post-5 Troopers and Detectives working overtime on high visibility patrols, traffic checkpoints and by adding extra patrol units in an effort to enforce Kentucky's safety belt and child restraint laws. From May 19 through the Memorial Day holiday, Troopers and Detectives will adopt a ZERO TOLERANCE approach to those who violate Kentucky's safety belt and child restraint laws.
All drivers should remember that it is the driver's responsibility for assuring that ALL occupants of the vehicle he is operating are restrained according to Kentucky law.
Should you observe an unrestrained child in a moving vehicle, drunk driver or motorist in need of assistance you should contact the nearest Kentucky State Police Post by dialing 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). You will be asked to provide the dispatcher with the location, vehicle description, and direction of travel of the vehicle and what you have observed. In the case of an emergency you should dial 911.
Troopers across Kentucky will be driving with their headlights on from May 23 through May 26, 2003 in a show of support for members of the military. I would like to encourage all motorist to turn on their headlights and join the Kentucky State Police in this show of support for our men and women serving our country.