KSP Post 2 November 2014 Activity Report
Date of News Release: 12/02/2014
(Madisonville, KY) - Captain J.W. Gibson, Commander KSP Post 2 Madisonville, reports the following activity for the month of November 2014:
- Arrested 33 Impaired Drivers
- Issued a Total of 1,348 Citations
- Issued 639 Speeding Citations
- Issued 98 Seatbelt Citations
- Issued 8 Child Restraint Citations
- Issued 486 Courtesy Notices
- Investigated 98 Traffic Crashes
- Assisted 145 Stranded Motorists
- Responded to 671 Calls for Service
- Opened 38 Criminal Cases
- Made 127 Criminal Arrests
**There were no fatal crashes reported in the Post 2 District in November 2014.
Through November 30, 2014, there have been 28 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 29 lives reported in the Post 2 District: eleven victims were not wearing a seatbelt, five victims were wearing a seatbelt, seven victims were not wearing a helmet, two victims were wearing a helmet, three victims were pedestrians, and the seatbelt status of one victim is unknown. Alcohol has been a suspected factor in eight of the fatal crashes.
Through November 30, 2013, 27 people had been killed in 24 fatal crashes in the Post 2 District.
In an effort to reduce highway fatalities, KSP is asking Kentuckian's to 'Finish Strong' in 2014 by adhering to safe driving procedures including wearing seatbelts, reducing speed, refraining from distractions and never driving impaired.
The #FinishStrongKY project began November 1, 2014 with a data driven strategy that places enforcement details in high crash zones where fatalities have occurred. The effort will remain in effect through the holidays.
KSP is partnering with the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and the Federal Highway Administration to roll out the #FinishStrongKY media blitz. The agencies will utilize social media platforms to blast out uniform traffic safety messaging with the hash tag FinishStrongKY.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police, toll-free, at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.
Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.
For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.html.
Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.
**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.