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KSP 'Friday Night Blue Light' Event in Bourbon County

Date of News Release: 09/16/2008

Bourbon County High School
Vs.
Montgomery County High School

(Dry Ridge, KY) - FRIDAY NIGHT BLUE LIGHTS

Be on the Defense. Don't Commit an Offense.
Buckle Up. Watch Your Speed. Drive Sober.

WHAT: Friday Night Blue Light Event

WHEN: Friday, September 19, 2008 - (Approx. 7:00 p.m.)

WHERE: Bourbon County High School Football Field

WHO: Kentucky State Police

WHY: To reduce traffic fatalities across the state by enforcing safe driving and seat belt use. This campaign will also target underage drinking which is often associated with post-game activities.

ACTIVITIES:

  • Roll-over Simulator Demonstrator
  • Special Response Team Canine Display
  • Highway Safety & Underage Drinking Prevention Booths
  • Free give-aways and raffle prize drawing
  • Delivery of Game Ball in KSP Retro-Cruiser
  • National Anthem presentation by KSP Trooper (tentative)

FACTS: Last year in Kentucky, the highest percentage of collisions for the months of September and October occurred on Fridays - specifically, in the evening hours.

Bourbon County: In 2007, there were 720 collisions, 183 injuries and7 fatalities. 207 of those crashes involved teen drivers.

Montgomery County: In 2007, there were 1,075 collisions, 248 injuries and 10 fatalities. 126 of those crashes involved teen drivers.

Contact: Sherry Bray
Kentucky State Police, Highway Safety Branch
Phone: (502) 695-6353

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