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Informational Meeting Scheduled on Horse-Drawn Buggies

Date of News Release: 05/15/2007

(MAYFIELD, KY) - The Kentucky State Police, in cooperation with the Governor's Highway Safety Program, will conduct an informational meeting on Friday, May 18th 2007 at 5:30 pm at the Purchase Area Development District Office in Mayfield. The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public, and more specifically operators of horse drawn vehicles, concerning new safety measures that have been placed into law to prevent death and injury on Kentucky's roadways. Kentucky legislators recently enacted new laws to protect occupants in horse-drawn buggies by requiring certain equipment on these types of vehicles.

Detailed information concerning new laws, horse-drawn vehicle collision facts/data, required equipment for buggies, and issues relating to non-compliance will be discussed during the meeting. The information will be summarized in a brochure for reference and dissemination to family and friends.

Community leaders, operators of horse-drawn buggies, law enforcement and other concerned citizens are encouraged to attend. The Purchase Area Development District is located at 1002 Medical Drive, which is adjacent to the entrance to Jackson Purchase Medical Center.

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