TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Super Bowl Sunday Enforcement
Date of News Release: 01/26/2009
(Hickory, KY) - With the upcoming Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st, the Kentucky State Police will be stepping up patrols in order to make sure everyone enjoys a safe Super Bowl Sunday. On February 1st, troopers in the Post 1 district will be focusing their efforts towards seatbelt, speed, and DUI enforcement. In recent years during the Super Bowl, nearly half of all traffic related fatalities have been caused by impaired drivers. The Kentucky State Police is looking to combat this trend with saturation patrols, traffic safety checkpoints, and speed enforcement details. Post 1 troopers have been given limited time off during this coming weekend to ensure a wide area of enforcement. While citizens are encouraged to enjoy the final football game of the season, they are also reminded to utilize a designated driver if necessary. Drivers are also reminded to report suspected impaired drivers by contacting KSP toll-free at 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state). Callers can remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel and license number if possible.