TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement - Click It or Ticket
Date of News Release: 11/22/2010
(Madisonville, Ky.) -- The Thanksgiving Holiday is typically one of the busiest and most deadly holidays of the year. That means more people will take to the roads. In an effort to save lives and reduce injury crashes, the Kentucky State Police will be out in force over the holiday. The official Thanksgiving Holiday begins Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 11:59 p.m.
Statewide, during the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday period, there were 1,113 motor vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways resulting in 325 injuries and eight fatalities. There was one fatality reported in the Post 2 district during the 2009 Thanksgiving Holiday period.
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KSP troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will concentrate their enforcement efforts on high-volume traffic areas such as interstates and parkways along with high crash locations. They will be observing for speeders, impaired drivers, reckless drivers, and any other unsafe driving behaviors.
Motorists around the Post 2 district can expect to see traffic safety checkpoints set up at pre-selected locations. At these checkpoints, troopers and officers will be targeting impaired drivers, vehicles with open alcoholic beverage containers, unrestrained 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 contribute to highway safety by reporting unsafe drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free in Kentucky at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.
The troopers and staff at the Kentucky State Police Madisonville Post wish everyone a safe Thanksgiving Holiday.