Mayfield, KY. (November 30, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 continued increased traffic enforcement efforts through the Thanksgiving holiday. From Wednesday, November 24 through Sunday, November 28th there were no fatal collisions in the Kentucky State Police, Post 1 district. Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 issued 75 citations during 9 hours of targeted enforcement efforts on interstates and major highways.
Increased traffic enforcement efforts will continue through December in preparation for increased travel relating to Christmas and New Year’s.
Previous News Release below:
Mayfield, KY. (November 19, 2021) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 have increased traffic enforcement efforts over the past two weeks in preparation for the upcoming holiday travel traffic.
Over the past two weeks, troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 have written 301 speeding citations, 118 seatbelt citations, 2 child restraint citations and 15 DUI arrests. Of the aforementioned citations and arrests, 50 total citations and 1 DUI arrest were a direct result of targeted enforcement details. Four targeted traffic enforcement details, each operating for an hour and a half on highly traveled roadways were conducted over the past two weeks. The targeted enforcement details will continue through Thanksgiving.
Kentucky State Police, Post 1 is also being assisted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to provide extra personnel in the work zone on I-24 in McCracken County over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 urges travelers to slow down, buckle up, and drive sober this Thanksgiving.
Original News Release below:
Mayfield, KY. (November 3, 2021) – As citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky prepare for holiday travels, troopers with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 are preparing for the anticipated increased traffic volume. With the holiday season approaching, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 will be increasing traffic enforcement efforts with a focus on highly traveled roadways, such as interstates and highways. Enhancing highway safety through education and enforcement is an important part of the mission of the Kentucky State Police.
As of November 3, 2021 there have been 660 fatalities as a result of collisions on Kentucky roadways in 2021. That is 8 more lives lost on Kentucky roadways this year than there had been at this time last year. There will be an increased presence of troopers out on the roadways in the coming weeks in hopes to reduce fatalities and ensure the safety of the motoring public as 2021 comes to an end.
Kentucky State Police, Post 1 troopers will be focusing enforcement efforts on speeding violations, seatbelt, booster seat, and child restraint law violations, and impaired driving violations. Kentucky State Police, Post 1 urges drivers to obey all Kentucky traffic laws. With the planned increase in police presence on the roadways, Kentucky State Police, Post 1 would like to remind drivers to slow down and move over for stopped emergency vehicles.
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