Thursday, November 27, 2014

KSP increases patrols during Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is the most dangerous holiday of the year for motorists, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This includes the four-day holiday driving period surrounding that date when heavy traffic, weather and long-distance road trips combine to create severe travel conditions.

Last year, 10 vehicle crashes across Kentucky claimed the lives of 11 people during the Thanksgiving travel period. One fatal crash involved alcohol and 4 fatalities resulted from not wearing a seat belt.

KSP will participate in the official 2014 Thanksgiving holiday enforcement period that begins today at 6 p.m. (November 26, 2014) and extends through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 30, 2014.