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.

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.”

 

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