Department of Highways, District 3
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Barren River State Park Officials Team Up to Encourage Visitors to “Drive Smart”

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  Keirsten Jaggers
Public Information Officer
District #3 Bowling Green
270-746-7898 or 270-202-0446


          GLASGOW, KY (September 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 Barren River State 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 the 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 by doing simple things like following the posted speed limit and reducing their time on the cell phone.”


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