State Troopers Remind Drivers to Slow Down

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The Holidays are typically some of the busiest and deadliest days of the year on the road.

State Police said last Thanksgiving, 11 people died on Kentucky Highways and troopers are stepping up to try and get drivers to slow down.

According to state police there have been about 550 deaths on Kentucky highways so far this year.

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Troopers said that number is the lowest highway fatality rate in nearly 50 years but they said even one death is too many.

They want that number to be zero.

KSP is asking drivers to be safe: wear your seatbelt, don’t drive distracted or impaired and go slow.

Troopers said sometimes people need a reminder, which is what they were doing Wednesday along I-75.

Troopers said drivers instinctively slow down when they see blue lights of police cars and having a high police visibility on roadways is the best way to get people to drive safe.

“Enforcement is part of it, education is a lot of it and often times it just takes seeing one police officer with their blue lights on for them to tap their breaks slow down and be reminded of the speed limit,” said Trooper Robert Purdy with Kentucky State Police.
 
Troopers said they don’t want to write tickets, they just want drivers to follow the rules of the road.
 
Troopers remind drivers to go slow.