Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Gives Police Escort
Frankfort, KY - Today, Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement (KVE) officers provided a police escort for seven trucks heading to New Orleans with some very precious cargo. Power generators traveling from Saginaw, Michigan are being sent to the seventh street canal, to pump water from New Orleans flooded infrastructure. KVE officers escorted these trucks from New Albany, Indiana to the Tennessee state line on I-65. "I am very proud that myself and other Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement officers have the ability to assist in getting these generators to the people of New Orleans as quickly as possible," said KVE officer, Mike Bunch. "I can only hope that the rest of their trip will be as smooth as it was through Kentucky."
It was necessary for a police escort due to the size and weight of the generators. The heaviest truck weighed over 260,000 pounds, was 15 feet high, and 148 feet long. "When a truck is carrying a load of this size and magnitude, it becomes very dangerous if safety is not taken very seriously," said KVE Commissioner, Greg Howard. "I felt it important to have our officers personally escort these trucks through Kentucky to ensure the highest levels of safety are maintained."