TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Kentucky State Police Taking Part in Highway Safety Mobilizations
Date of News Release: 05/15/2012
(Hickory, KY) – For the next three weeks, Kentucky State Police will be taking part in two highway safety initiatives in an effort to reduce fatal and serious injury collisions on Kentucky Highways. Beginning today, Troopers in the Post One district will be taking part in the TACT enforcement mobilization. TACT stands for Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks. This highway safety initiative focuses on hazardous moving violations by commercial motor vehicles or other vehicles in close proximity to commercial motor vehicles. The enforcement areas of Interstate 24 and the Julian Carroll Parkway have been selected based upon crash data along those roadways. Post One's participation in the TACT enforcement period runs though May 19th.
Beginning the weekend of May 19th, Troopers will also take part in the national Click It or Ticket campaign. This annual highway safety initiative predominantly focuses on occupant restraint violations to include seatbelt, child restraint, and booster seat violations. Troopers all across the Post One district will be working extended shifts to allow for increased patrol for these violations. The Click It or Ticket campaign lasts through June 3rd.
Both the TACT and Click It or Ticket mobilizations are intended to take place around the Memorial Day holiday due to an increase in traffic volume along Kentucky roadways. Motorists are reminded to drive extremely cautious as traffic levels will rise throughout the remainder of May and remain high through the summer months.