Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement
KENTUCKY LAW ENFORCEMENT “TICKETING AGGRESSIVE CARS AND TRUCKS”

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 20, 2007  
Contact Information:  Bobby Clue
Information Officer
502-564-3276
bobbyi.clue@ky.gov
 


Region 7 Speed Detail PictureFRANKFORT, Ky. – Beginning today, August 20, 2007 and continuing through mid September a public awareness initiative of radio advertising will be heard throughout the state to further educate motorists on the importance of leaving more space.

The Department of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement is also erecting highway signs in the focused enforcement corridors informing motorists, “Don’t Get a Ticket, Leave More Space.” Additional public awareness materials on this important subject can be found at the department web site at www.kve.ky.gov.

Statistics in recent years for Kentucky show approximately 72 percent of all commercial motor vehicle (CMV) involved fatal crashes are caused by a non-CMV driver.  That is why beginning in September and running throughout the year, law enforcement officers will be focusing enforcement efforts in some of Kentucky’s most dangerous interstate corridors where commercial motor vehicles and passenger vehicles historically crash together. Violations including excessive speeding, improper lane changing, reckless driving and not leaving sufficient space around all vehicles will be strictly enforced.

This project will focus on violations by all drivers in two of the worst CMV-involved crash corridors in Kentucky.

  • Jefferson/Bullitt Counties:  Interstate 65 (Watterson Expressway 264 to mile marker 110 near Lebanon Junction)
  • Boone/Kenton Counties:  Interstate 75 (Interstate 75 from Ohio River to I-71/75 Interchange)

This program, which is 80% federally funded, will place law enforcement officers in the listed corridors to aggressively enforce violations. 

 

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Editor’s Note: To schedule a ride-a-long with a Department of Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement Officer please call the Public Affairs Office at (502) 564-8220.