Troopers want drivers to pay attention behind the wheel

Making roads safer was the goal behind Operation R.A.I.D.

For about two weeks in January, state troopers wrote almost 300 citations for impaired, aggressive or distracted driving.

We talked with one mother who knows first-hand the paint that can come from a bad decision behind the wheel.

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“Pull off to the side of the road,” said Connie Hellard who lost her daughter Morgan in 2011. State troopers said a drunk driver who was speeding and distracted crashed head-on into Morgan’s car in Anderson County.

“Don’t let an accident happen and don’t let it be your daughter, your son, your mother, your grandmother. This is very preventative,” said Hellard.

Troopers said distracted driving is one of the leading causes of crashes in Kentucky.

They also say those accidents are preventable if drivers just pay attention.