Checkpoints to Keep Everyone Safe

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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Updated: 12/31/2013 11:13 pm

Law enforcement is out at various safety checkpoints across for New Year’s Eve. They aren’t just checking for drunk drivers, the checkpoints are to make sure everyone stays safe to ring in 2014.

“It's absolutely one of the most dangerous things you can do on the roadway,” said Kendra Wilson, trooper with KSP.

It’s not just impaired drivers who are at risk.

“Anytime someone is impaired, especially when they're behind the wheel they make the vehicle they're driving a weapon at that point,” said Wilson.

“You’re jeopardizing yourself, your passengers as well as other drivers on the roadway,” said Sgt. William Lindon with KSP.

Kentucky is at its lowest number of holiday deaths since 1947.  Officers want to keep it that way.

“Drive safe, drive smart to finish out the year strong and not have anymore fatalities on our roadways,” said Wilson.

When you put down that last drink, don’t pick up the keys.

KSP reminds drivers to wear a seatbelt, not to speed and not to text and drive.

KSP has created a free app for cell phones that will locate a nearby cab company, report a drunk driver and even estimate blood alcohol content.  The app is called Drive Sober Kentucky.



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