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TFC Stu Recke
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Stats From Post 2 For The Year 2006

Date of News Release: 01/08/2006

For the year of 2006, Post 2 reports the following activity:

  • Arrested 571 Drunken Drivers
  • Issued a Total of 18,432 Citations
  • Issued 7,006 Speeding Citations
  • Issued 1,516 Seatbelt Citations
  • Issued 1,158 Seatbelt Warnings
  • Issued 158 Child Restraint Citations
  • Issued 11,154 Courtesy
  • Investigated 1,106 Crashes
  • Inspected 35,694 Vehicles
  • Assisted 2,039 Stranded Motorists
  • Answered 13,217 Criminal Complaints
  • Opened 1,168 Criminal Cases
  • Made 1,961 Criminal Arrests

**There were 40 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 48 lives in the Post 2 District in 2006. In 2005, 48 lives were lost in 45 fatal crashes. The following is a breakdown by county of fatal crashes in the Post 2 District in 2006:
Caldwell 4 crashes 4 killed
Christian 14 crashes 16 killed
Crittenden 2 crashes 4 killed
Hopkins 7 crashes 10 killed
Muhlenberg 10 crashes 11 killed
Todd 2 crashes 2 killed
Webster 1 crashes 1 killed

Of the 48 people who were killed in 2006, 28 were not wearing seatbelts, 9 were wearing seatbelts, 6 were not wearing a helmet, 3 were pedestrians and 2 it is not known if a seatbelt was worn.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers will remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.

The Kentucky State Police remind everyone to "buckle up" and have a great year!

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

**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.


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