KSP enforcement details help to raise awareness for safe driving.
Hickory, KY (November 27, 2019)–The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 1 focused its efforts today on highway safety by placing several Troopers on two of the most heavily traveled roadways in the district. Early this morning, Troopers patrolled US HWY 45 N between Mayfield and Paducah. This afternoon, Troopers set up on along a segment of Interstate 24 in Livingston County.
According to KSP Post 1 Lieutenant Dean Patterson, the locations for the two enforcement details were chosen by design. “We have received a steady number of complaints regarding dangerous traffic conditions along the US 45 corridor and along stretches of Interstate 24. Our efforts today are in direct response to those complaints,” said Patterson. “Complaints such as these are called in on a regular basis, but there will be a higher number of cars traveling on Kentucky highways during the Thanksgiving holiday, and it is imperative we step up our efforts to make the highways safer.”
Traffic enforcement details are one of a few ways KSP tries to raise awareness about safe driving. “As a result of dwindling manpower, we have had to develop a more targeted approach to our traffic enforcement strategy. By concentrating a majority of our resources in specific locations at specific times of the day, our enforcement efforts remain impactful,” explained Lieutenant Patterson.
During these two focused patrol details, Troopers issued a total of 45 Speeding citations, 3 citations for Careless Driving, and 7 citations for other traffic violations.
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