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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


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.

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