Trooper David Jones
Kentucky State Police
Post 6, Dry Ridge
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KSP 'Friday Night Blue Light' Event in Boone County
Date of News Release: 10/20/2008
Boone County High School
Ryle 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: October 24, 2008 at 7:00 PM
WHERE: Boone 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.
- Participation with Boone County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Police Department
- KSP Honor Guard
- 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
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.
Boone County: In 2007, there were 4,835 collisions; 960 with injuries and 12 fatalities. Of these collisions, 179 collisions involved alcohol, 968 involved teenagers of which 230 were with injuries that resulted in 1 fatality.