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Kentucky State Police to Participate in Operation Safe Driver Week

Informing the public about reckless driving

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Kentucky State Police (KSP) Commercial Vehicle Enforcement West Region is participating in Operation Safe Driver Week until July 13, 2024. This national effort improves driving behaviors by enforcing traffic strategies and educating the public. This year’s Operation Safe Driver Week focuses on reckless, careless, or dangerous driving.

KSP troopers and officers will look for commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers engaging in risky driving. Drivers observed participating in such behaviors will be pulled over and may be issued a warning or citation. According to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), traffic stops and interactions with law enforcement help reduce problematic driving behaviors.  

Part of Operation Safe Driver Week includes informing the public about reckless driving: 

·       Slow Down – Speeding kills, on average, more than 25 Americans per day. It is the leading factor for commercial and passenger vehicle crashes. (CVSA) 

·       Stop on Red, Nobody Dead – 85 percent of drivers view running a red light as very dangerous, but 1 in 3 admitted to doing so in the past. (AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety) 

·       Put Cell Phone Away – A cell phone is involved in 12 percent of deadly distracted driving accidents. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) 

·       Buckle Up – Seat belts save thousands of lives each year. It is a law in Kentucky to wear a seatbelt. (CVSA) 

 In concordance with Operation Safe Driver Week, if you see a dangerous driver, do not hesitate to contact your local KSP Post or law enforcement agency. Need help determining your nearest Post location? Visit https://www.kentuckystatepolice.ky.gov/ksp-post-map

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