State police focusing on traffic enforcement around holidays

Kentucky State Police

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky State Police say they are targeting drivers who are aggressive, impaired and distracted in the upcoming holiday season in an effort to save lives and reduce injury-related crashes.

Director of Operations Lt. Col. Michael Crawford said in a statement that every region will have a different enforcement plan that may include more visible enforcement, especially in crash-prone areas; more patrols; an increase in safety checkpoints and nighttime seatbelt enforcement details.

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According to the statement, the number of fatal crashes in Kentucky is up this year compared to last year. Through Nov. 19, there had been 652 people killed in traffic crashes in 2015. During the same period in 2014, 585 died in crashes.

Citizens can aid the initiative by reporting aggressive or erratic drivers to KSP at 1-800-222-5555.


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