TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Post 2 Click It Or Ticket Campaign
Date of News Release: 05/23/2010
Madisonville, KY (Hopkins County) - Beginning Monday, May 24, 2010 and continuing through Sunday, June 6, 2010, the Kentucky State Police will be participating in the CLICK IT OR TICKET enforcement campaign. This federal highway safety initiative focuses on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement as well as education.
The Memorial Day weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 28 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 31, traditionally marks the beginning of the summer driving season and the Kentucky State Police expect a significant increase in traffic on the state’s roadways. Statewide in 2009, during the 4-day Memorial Holiday weekend, there were 899 collisions on Kentucky’s roads that killed 9 people and injured 350. During that same period, there were 42 collisions that injured 15 people in the Post 2 District. However, there were no fatalities reported in the Post 2 District.
During this campaign’s two-week duration, troopers will be targeting those people who are not wearing seatbelts or using child restraints. If you choose not to buckle up, then be prepared to get a ticket. Troopers will conduct saturation patrols in high volume traffic areas and high crash locations in which intensified speed and impaired driving enforcement will take place. State Police will be partnering with local law enforcement agencies to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. At these checkpoints, officers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and observing for any other violations. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.
Citizens can assist by calling toll free 1-800-222-5555 (in the state of Kentucky only, does not work out of state) to report any type of unsafe driving behaviors. Just provide the direction of travel, a description of the vehicle, and the license plate number if possible.
The Kentucky State Police is serious about saving lives. Help contribute to highway safety by doing your part and buckling up.
The Post 2 District serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster.
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