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COVID-19 restrictions ease as ‘100 Deadliest Days’ begin for teens; road fatalities increase in summer

The season when teen drivers are most at risk is getting under way just as eased travel restrictions have motorists returning to the road. The combination of schools closed, activities curtailed, summer jobs canceled and COVID-19 restrictions being lifted could prove deadly as teens take to the road this summer. Now is a good time for parents to model safe driving habits, while helping ensure their...

Enforcement begins in year-long campaign to cut down on speeding on stretch of I-75 in Kenton Co.

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Don’t put the pedal to the metal in Northern Kentucky, as a year-long campaign against dangerous driving on Interstate 75 begins Oct. 1 in Kenton County. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are partnering with four local law enforcement agencies to increase patrols from the Ohio River to...

National ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign nets 347 DUI arrests in Kentucky in first five days

Kentucky State Police reminded motorists Thursday that they are continuing their enforcement efforts during the national “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. Since the effort began on Aug. 16, there have been 347 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests in Kentucky by law enforcement officers across the Commonwealth. KSP spokesperson Sgt. Josh Lawson says the focus of the campaign...

Complaints about speeding, carelessness
in school zones prompt appeal to public

With a number of complaints about drivers speeding and operating their vehicles carelessly in school zones, the Lexington Division of Police is urging motorists to take extra care and caution when driving in and near those areas.   Lexington Division of Police officers have increased its presence in response to these complaints, but members of the public are asked to assist in the efforts to make...

Complaints about speeding, carelessness in school zones prompt appeal to public

With a number of complaints about drivers speeding and operating their vehicles carelessly in school zones, the Lexington Division of Police is urging motorists to take extra care and caution when driving in and near those areas.   Lexington Division of Police officers have increased its presence in response to these complaints, but members of the public are asked to assist in the efforts to make...