TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP Post 2 Click It or Ticket/Memorial Day Holiday Enforcement
Date of News Release: 05/17/2011
Madisonville, KY (Hopkins County) -- Beginning Monday, May 23, 2011 and continuing through Sunday, June 5, 2011, 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 27 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 30, 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 2010, during the 4-day Memorial Holiday weekend, eight people were killed on Kentucky roads. During that same period, there were 60 collisions in which one person was killed and 19 injured 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 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.
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The Post 2 District serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster.