Police Hit The Roads For New Year's Holiday

For all the people who plan to be out, ringing in the new year, you should know: you'll have company on the roads.

Police plan to be out in full force across the state, trying to keep drivers safe and slow on the roads.

The enforcement for the holiday weekend started Friday night at 6:00 and wraps up at midnight on New Year's Day.

Lt. Phil Crumpton of the Kentucky State Police says so far this weekend, have been three highway fatalities. He says two of those were alcohol-related and two of the victims were not wearing their seat belts.

So far in 2007, 851 people have died on Kentucky roads. That's down significantly from last year. In 2006, 905 people died in traffic accidents.

Kentucky State Police say they'll be focusing on speeding, seat belt, child restraint and impaired driving laws.

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