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KSP Post 16 "Click It or Ticket" Enforcement Campaign

Date of News Release: 05/20/2014

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Henderson, KY - Kentucky State Police Post 16 are actively participating in the national "Click It or Ticket" seatbelt enforcement campaign. This enforcement period started Monday, May 19, 2014 and will conclude Sunday, June 1, 2014. This federal highway safety initiative focuses on seatbelt and child restraint enforcement as well as driver education.

The Memorial Day weekend begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 23, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014. This traditionally marks the beginning of the summer driving season. The Kentucky State Police expects a significant increase in traffic on the state's roadways.

Statewide in 2013, during the four day Memorial Holiday weekend, seven people were killed on Kentucky's roadways.

This campaign's two week duration will be highlighted by troopers aggressively targeting those people who choose not to wear seatbelts or use child safety restraints.

Throughout the Post 16 district, troopers will conduct saturation patrols in high-traffic areas and high-crash locations in which intensified speed and impaired driving enforcement will take place.

KSP will be partnering with local law enforcement agencies to conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 16 district. The Kentucky State Police utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, please refer to the web site: http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post16_checkpoints.html

Citizens can assist by calling toll-free, in Kentucky, 1-800-222-5555 to report any type of unsafe driving behaviors. Callers should provide the direction of travel, a description of the vehicle, and the license plate number if possible.

The Post 16 district serves the following counties: Henderson, Daviess, Union, McLean, Ohio and Hancock.