TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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December Crackdown on Impaired Driving
Date of News Release: 12/12/2008
(Henderson, KY) December 11, 2008 Troopers from the Kentucky State Police, Post 16, Henderson will be participating in the "Drunk Driving Over the Limit, Under Arrest" highway safety campaign. The enforcement period begins December 13 and runs through December 31, 2008.
Troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, seat belt violations, child restraint violations felons and fugitives, suspended licenses, no insurance, speeding violations, reckless and careless driving and drug violators. During this campaign troopers will be utilizing safety traffic checkpoints. There is a list of these safety traffic checkpoints on our website.
Arrive alive. Consuming a substance that impairs your driving ability increases the likelihood of becoming involved in a crash. The severity of the crash is influenced by the speed at which you are traveling. Inattention is the leading cause of crashes. As the driver, your primary responsibility is to get your passengers and yourself to the destination safely. When you are distracted while driving your not able to perceive and react to the changing road conditions. Buckle up! It saved my life and it could save yours.
Since the beginning of this year 29 people have lost their life in the post 16 district as a result of a crash. The numbers are down from the previous year, but remember these deaths are not just numbers to a statistician. They're our loved ones, and friends. Please drive as though your life depended on it, because it does.
Have a Great Holiday,
Trooper Joe Woo