KSP buckling down
Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 3:40 pm
The Messenger, March 2, 2012
During March, the Kentucky State Police in Mayfield, Ky., will be buckling down on motorists who aren’t buckling up by increasing occupant restraint enforcement efforts in an attempt to reduce fatal collisions in the Post 1 area.
Although there have been fewer fatalities in 2012 than one year ago, all three fatalities in 2012 have been unrestrained.
The mission of the KSP is to enhance highway safety through education and enforcement. For this reason, troopers will work extended shifts to observe for all occupant restraint violations, including no seat belt, no child restraint and no booster seat. Seat belt usage has a direct correlation to motor vehicle fatality rates, according to the KSP.
Since the primary seat belt law went into effect in 2007, Kentucky fatality rates have dropped each year. As warm weather approaches and traffic volume increases, motorists are reminded to buckle up and avoid any object which could be a distraction while driving.
Motorists can enhance highway safety by reporting erratic and dangerous drivers to the KSP by calling 1-800-222-5555.