Department of Highways, District 8
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and State Park Officials Team Up to Encourage Visitors to “Drive Smart”

Press Release Date:  Thursday, August 04, 2005  
Contact Information:  Stephanie Daffron
Public Information Officer
District 8
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
606 677 4017

Somerset, KY –(July 18, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and the Kentucky Department of Parks are promoting driver safety.  A new “Drive Smart” sign is now installed at the exit of General Burnside Island 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 fifty 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 are expected to be installed at Kentucky State Parks by Labor Day weekend.  Nearly eight million people visit Kentucky State Parks each year.