Whitesburg KY

State police to hold safety checkpoints over holiday

July 4 is the second mostdeadly holiday period of the year – just behind New Year’s. Last year, 16 people were killed in traffic crashes across Kentucky during the Fourth of July period.

Kentucky State Police will join with other law enforcement and highway safety officials in working during the holiday week on a campaign against impaired driving, speeding, and failure to wear seat belts.

Captain Jeff Caudill of KSP Hazard Post, says, “Too many people still don’t understand that alcohol and driving just don’t mix. Impaired driving is no accident – nor is it a victimless crime. Too many lives are being lost and we need everyone’s help to stop it.”

Alcohol also plays a major role in motorcycle fatalities, affecting the skills essential to operate a motorcycle – balance and coordination.

Traffic safety checkpoints will be held across the state over the July 4 holiday period, to remove impaired drivers from the roadways and to increase the use of seat belts.

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