According to Randy Peppers of the Kentucky Department of Insurance there are things Pike Countians can do to lower their insurance rates. Peppers' remarks were delivered during a recent meeting of the Pike County Highway Safety Team held at Highway District 12 in Pikeville. Collisions and violations of traffic laws are two areas that impact insurance rates.
During East Kentucky Broadcasting's "Drive Down" initiative there has been a reduction in crashes, injuries and fatalities in Pike County. Also speaking at the meeting was Pike County Attorney Howard Keith Hall explaining a motion he recently filed with the Pike District Court that could alter the way traffic violations are handled. He was especially concerned with the rate of dismissal of violations in Pike County. He is seeking approval of his Office before disposition of traffic cases are accomplished.