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KSP Warns Local Drivers of Crack-Down on Misbehaving Drivers 

WESTERN Ky. (10/14/2014) – The Kentucky State Police has issued the following statement regarding an upcoming crack-down on unsafe driving issues.

The Kentucky State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division will be participating in a nationwide Operation Safe Driver enforcement campaign. The campaign will run from October 19th 2014 to October 25th 2014. Our mission throughout the campaign is to improve commercial and non-commercial driver behavior and performance through effective enforcement, education, and awareness strategies. Improving highway safety for commercial vehicle operations starts with the driver. Deaths in highway crashes related to large trucks and buses account for 12 percent of the total fatalities in crashes. Focusing more attention on commercial and non-commercial operators will save lives.

During the detail the motoring public can expect an increase in traffic enforcement on both commercial and non-commercial vehicles in high crash areas. Speeding, texting, distracted driving, following too close, improper lane changes, seat belt usage, and fatigue driving are just a few of the things we will be actively searching for.

Studies show that a commercial driver engaged in reckless driving is 325 percent more likely to be involved in an accident. Improper lane changes increases the likelihood of an accident by 105 percent. The importance of enforcement campaigns, such as Operation Safe Driver, are clear.

The Kentucky State Police will work tirelessly to improve highway safety in the commonwealth. We ask that the public report all traffic violations by calling 1-800-222-5555.

For more information on Operation Safe Driver please visit www.operationsafedriver.org

Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Posted by J.L. Graham
KenCo News