Department of Highways, District 10
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Natural Bridge State Park Officials Team Up to Encourage Visitors to “Drive Smart”

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, September 06, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Sept. 2, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Department of Parks are promoting driver safety. A new "Drive Smart" sign is now installed at the exit of Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

"The new signs are a great advocate for driver safety across the state of Kentucky," said Dan Barnett, director of Kentucky’s Drive Smart program. "We want to reach out to park visitors and remind them to be safe and to drive smart when returning home from their visit at one of our beautiful state parks."

The signs include the Kentucky State Parks logo, the Drive Smart logo and the Kentucky Unbridled Spirit brand. There will be 50 of the new signs put up in Kentucky’s state parks.

"This is an extremely busy time of year for our state parks," said Parks Commissioner George Ward.  "Hopefully, these new signs will remind our visitors how important it is to drive smart.  We want to see them back at one of our wonderful resorts next year."

All of the signs were expected to be installed at Kentucky State Parks by Labor Day weekend.  Nearly 8 million people visit Kentucky State Parks each year.



Present for the unveiling of the new "Drive Smart" sign at the exit to Natural Bridge State Resort Park on Friday, Sept. 2, were Roberta Frazier, park business manager; State Rep. Adrian Arnold; Ron Vanover, park manager; and Billie Johnson, representing the Division of Driver Safety and the Drive Smart program. The sign is one of 50 installed at state parks across the state promoting driver safety, Kentucky state parks and the state's new "Unbridled Spirit" brand.