TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Click It or Ticket Highway Safety Mobilization
Date of News Release: 03/09/2011
(Hickory, Ky.) -- Kentucky State Police are currently taking part in the Click It or Ticket campaign. Click It or Ticket is a national highway safety initiative focused on seatbelt usage. Kentucky State Police, Post 1, will take part in the increased enforcement effort through the end of March.
Troopers will be patrolling areas which historically have a low seatbelt usage rate. These areas include the counties of Fulton, Hickman, and Marshall in the Purchase area. Statistics indicate that these counties have had a higher number of traffic fatalities where a seatbelt was not in use. Statistics support that the use of a safety restraint can dramatically reduce the risk of serious injury or death when involved in a traffic collision. Kentucky State Police remain proactive in reducing highway fatalities on Kentucky roadways by strictly enforcing the primary seatbelt law. As always, Troopers will continue to observe for and arrest impaired motorists who pose a danger to themselves and others.
Motorists can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to local or state law enforcement. From a cell phone, motorist can dial 911 to reach their local police, or 1-800-222-5555 (in Kentucky only) for your local Kentucky State Police Post. Callers should provide a good description of the automobile and a license plate number if possible. Callers may remain anonymous.