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Caught In The Fast Lane

By: Mark Kennedy
By: Mark Kennedy



Chances are you've been caught in the fast lane in Lexington. 


27 NEWSFIRST investigated the top ten places you're likely to be pulled over for speeding in Fayette County.  We've collected every ticket, nearly 10 thousand that Lexington police have written over the past eight months and come up with a top 10 list.


The most likely place you will be pulled over in Fayette County is on Interstate 75 near milemarkers 104 and 105.  Nearly 300 of 1200 tickets written have come there.


West New Circle comes in second.  1059 tickets were given there over the last eight months.  Nearly half of those have been written near old Frankfort Pike.  If you didn't know, the police station is located there.  332 speeding tickets were also written on West New Circle at Harrodsburg Road.


Interstate 64 is the where the third most tickets were issued.  The majority of citations have been occurring between milemarkers 83 and 84.


At number four, Paris Pike with 685 speeding tickets written there.  More than half (372) have targeted drivers on Blue Ribbon Lane.


East New Circle between Alumni and Nicholasville roads is where the fifth most speeding tickets have been handed out.


Versailles Road comes in at number 6.  542 tickets written there, a little less than half have come at the intersection of Old Versailles Road.


Number 7 is on Athens Boonesboro Road. The majority have been written at the intersection of Hays Blvd.


Man o'war is 8th with 329 speeding tickets written on this 17 mile stretch. Nearly half though have come at the intersection of Gladman Way.


Richmond Road and Sir Barton Way round out the top 10 places speeding tickets have been issued in the last year.


Lt. James Turley of the Lexington Police Dept. Says "Our data says we need to be at these places.  We don't intend to go out and write a lot of citations.  We want to keep drivers safe and keep our community safe."


The Top Ten



  1. I-75 AT MILEMARKERS 104-107

  2. WEST NEW CIRCLE AT OLD FRANKFORT PIKE, AT HARRODSBURG RD, AT VERSAILLES RD.

  3. I-64 AT MILEMARKERS 83-84

  4. PARIS PIKE AT BLUE RIBBON LANE

  5. EAST NEW CIRCLE FROM ALUMNI TO NICHOLASVILLE

  6. VERSAILLES ROAD AT OLD VERSAILLES RD.

  7. ATHENSBOONSBORO RD AT HAYS BLVD, AT ASHLEY WOODS

  8. MAN O' WAR AT GLADMAN WAY

  9. RICHMOND ROAD.

  10. SIR BARTON WAY.



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