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Memorial Day Holiday

Date of News Release: 05/25/2006

(Madisonville, KY) - As motorists travel along Kentucky's roads this Memorial Day weekend, the Kentucky State Police want to remind everyone to buckle up. If you choose not to buckle up, then be prepared to get a ticket.

The Memorial Day weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2006 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 29, traditionally marks the beginning of the summer driving season and the Kentucky State Police expect a significant increase in traffic on the state's roadways. In 2005, there were no fatalities reported in the Post 2 District during the Memorial Day weekend.

The Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct numerous traffic safety check points in the Post 2 District during this holiday weekend. Patrols will be increased in high volume traffic areas and high crash locations. Troopers will be observing to see if adults and children are properly restrained. Troopers will also be targeting impaired drivers, reckless drivers, and speeders.

Citizens can assist troopers by calling toll free 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) to report any type of driving infractions. Just provide the direction of travel, a description of the vehicle, and the license plate number if possible.

The Kentucky State Police want to remind everyone to buckle up because: IT'S THE Law & It'S ENFORCED!

*For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site:

Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.

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