Trooper David Jones
Kentucky State Police
Post 6, Dry Ridge
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KSP 'Friday Night Blue Light' Event in Bourbon County
Date of News Release: 09/16/2008
Bourbon County High School
Montgomery County High School
(Dry Ridge, KY) - FRIDAY NIGHT BLUE LIGHTS
Be on the Defense. Don't Commit an Offense.
Buckle Up. Watch Your Speed. Drive Sober.
WHAT: Friday Night Blue Light Event
WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2008 - (Approx. 7:00 p.m.)
WHERE: Bourbon County High School Football Field
WHO: Kentucky State Police
WHY: To reduce traffic fatalities across the state by enforcing safe driving and seat belt use. This campaign will also target underage drinking which is often associated with post-game activities.
- Roll-over Simulator Demonstrator
- Special Response Team Canine Display
- Highway Safety & Underage Drinking Prevention Booths
- Free give-aways and raffle prize drawing
- Delivery of Game Ball in KSP Retro-Cruiser
- National Anthem presentation by KSP Trooper (tentative)
FACTS: Last year in Kentucky, the highest percentage of collisions for the months of September and October occurred on Fridays - specifically, in the evening hours.
Bourbon County: In 2007, there were 720 collisions, 183 injuries and7 fatalities. 207 of those crashes involved teen drivers.
Montgomery County: In 2007, there were 1,075 collisions, 248 injuries and 10 fatalities. 126 of those crashes involved teen drivers.
Contact: Sherry Bray
Kentucky State Police, Highway Safety Branch
Phone: (502) 695-6353