Roadway Safety is a top Priority this Weekend

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are participating in this year’s national Click It or Ticket seat belt campaign, which is ongoing through the Memorial Day holiday period.

The official holiday weekend runs from 6 pm this evening through midnight Sunday night.  During this time expect to see increased patrols on Kentucky’s roadways.

KSP Troopers and Officers will put a high emphasis on all traffic enforcement violations including speeding, failure to wear safety restraints (seatbelt), impaired/distracted driving, and commercial vehicle enforcement. In this nationwide blitz to increase safety on the roads, troopers are encouraged to report all road activity that could be dangerous to others.

KSP offers drivers the following tips to increase safety awareness on the roads this weekend:

  • Slow down – especially in bad weather, construction areas, heavy traffic and unfamiliar locations
  • Buckle Up – Click It or Ticket and ensure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained. It’s the law.
  • Move Over for first responders – Kentucky passed a law in 2003 requiring motorists to move to the adjacent lane when approaching an emergency or public safety vehicle. If it’s impossible or unsafe to change lanes, motorists must slow down and use caution. KSP says failure to comply can result in fines, jail time, or both.
  • Eliminate distractions while driving – stay alert, monitor weather and road conditions wherever you are traveling.