KSP Troopers Increasing Patrols in Post 10 Area
Date of News Release: 11/05/2014
(Harlan, Ky.) - As we near the end of 2014 our current motor vehicle fatality count stands at 543 statewide. Kentucky State Police Troopers are stepping up patrols and focusing on enforcement efforts in high fatality crash areas in the Post 10 counties throughout the end of the year. We have a very high probability to finish this year under 600 deaths from motor vehicle crashes. This would be the lowest number reported since 1948.
Kentucky State Police, Post 10, Harlan, which provides coverage for Harlan, Bell and Knox counties, will be conducting periodic traffic safety checkpoints at locations approved by the Kentucky State Police Policy and Procedures Manual. These checkpoints will be conducted in an effort to enforce the traffic laws of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Special attention will be paid to occupant protection (seatbelt adherence), sobriety, insurance and registration violations.
Kentucky State Police asks the public place emphasis on wearing safety belts, obeying the speed limit, avoiding habits which distract drivers, texting while driving, refrain from driving while impaired, utilization of a designated driver and the overall safe operation of motor vehicles.
During the month of October 2014, there were 40 motor vehicle collisions investigated by State Police working out of the Harlan Post in the three counties of Harlan, Bell, and Knox.
During October of 2014 there were 0 fatalities in the Post 10 area. Statewide fatalities stand at 543 compared to 550 for the same time period in 2013.