TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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KSP Post 2 Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement
Date of News Release: 11/18/2011
(Madisonville, KY) -- The Thanksgiving Holiday is typically one of the busiest as well as one of the most deadly holidays of the year. More people will be traveling on the roads. In an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes, the Kentucky State Police will be out in force over this holiday period. The official Thanksgiving Holiday begins Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 6 p.m. and ends Sunday, November 27, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
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Statewide, during the 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday period, there were 1,305 motor vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways resulting in 405 injuries and 9 fatalities. Two of those nine fatalities involved the use of alcohol. There were no fatalities reported in the Post 2 district during the 2010 Thanksgiving Holiday period.
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 other unsafe driving behaviors.
Motorists around the Post 2 district can expect to see traffic safety checkpoints set up at pre-approved locations. At these checkpoints, troopers and officers will be targeting impaired drivers, vehicles with open alcoholic beverage containers, unrestrained occupants as well as observing for 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.