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KSP Post 16: Halloween Safety Tip and Enforcement
Date of News Release: 10/30/2013
(Henderson, KY) - Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and trick-or-treating! With many festivities kicking off this weekend, Kentucky State Police wants to make sure parents review safety tips with their little 'goblins'.
Trooper Corey King, KSP Post 16 Spokesperson, says the agency wants the children to have a fun but safe trick or treating experience.
"Prior to departure, parents need to be mindful of the weather, especially for Thursday afternoon and evening. With the threat of severe storms for our post district, it is important to periodically monitor the weather conditions," says King.
"While trick or treating is fun for the kids, it also has the potential to be one of the most dangerous for them too," adds King. "Our children are outside after dark, walking along and crossing unfamiliar streets, often wearing dark colors which are difficult for motorists to see."
King offers the following tips for parents:
The KSP also wants to remind those driving on Halloween to be extra cautious of our small pedestrians.
Furthermore; the Kentucky State Police Post 16-Henderson will be in full force to ensure the safety of pedestrians and the motoring public. Post 16 Troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers will be patrolling all roads and saturating known problematic areas in each of the six counties.
The motoring public should expect to see more troopers and officers on the roads as well as encountering various roadway safety checkpoints. An enhanced amount of road checks will be conducted through the Holiday Season.
KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles and the valid licensing of drivers. Other violations of law and/or other public safety issues that arise will be addressed.
These checkpoints will allow the Kentucky State Police the opportunity to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens within the Commonwealth.
For a list of Post 16 road check locations, visit: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post16_checkpoints.htm
Kentucky State Police
919 Versailles Road | Frankfort, KY 40601
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