Kentucky State Police out in full force over holiday weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Drivers will be hitting the roads in full force this weekend for Memorial Day which also means that the potential for accidents will increase.

Kentucky State Police officials say they are going to be stepping up their patrol over the holiday weekend, monitoring roads and making sure everyone is adhering to the speed limit.

Over the four days of last year’s Memorial Day weekend last year, there were 14 deadly accidents in Kentucky, resulting in 17 deaths.

Officials are hoping to keep this year’s numbers significantly lower.

Police say they plan on having random check points throughout the interstate to make sure drivers aren’t driving under the influence or doing illegal activity while driving.

According to AAA, the number of people hitting the roadways this weekend is supposed to increase from last year to 31 million.

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