State launches summer anti-speeding campaign


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is launching a summer enforcement and education campaign against speeding.

KOHS will work with local police departments and sheriff’s offices to intensify their enforcement of speed limits. The federally-funded ‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’ campaign will run from June 30 through July 13.

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Kentucky statues establish speed limits.

“These limits are put in place to protect all road users,” said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. “Driving over the limit greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object or an unexpected curve.”

According to the KOHS, more than 32 percent of crashes in Kentucky involve a speeding or aggressive driver.

“We frequently hear from officers and Troopers that they would rather write a ticket than make a death notification,” said Siwula.  “I assure you that the goal is not to write tickets, but to save lives.”