State Police Cracking Down On Commercial Vehicles

State enforcement officers are about to hold a statewide enforcement blitz in a few days; aimed at making sure truck drivers are following the rules.

State enforcement officials say they'll hit every Interstate in Kentucky on Wednesday. It's just another way of sending drivers a clear message about the importance of keeping our highways safe.

Major Glynn Powers says, "there were a little over 8,000 commercial vehicle crashes in Kentucky in 2007."

Some of those crashes were deadly, for example, there was one in Franklin County back in January. Vehicle enforcement officials hope to reduce that number by focusing on non stop awareness and enforcement of safe driving in and around commercial vehicles.

"We want a safe environment on Kentucky highways," Powers says.

Police say they'll be out cracking down on speeding, reckless and careless driving all in an effort to prevent deadly crashes on our highways.

"If we have one fatal crash in Kentucky, with a commercial vehicle or not, that is one too many," says Powers.

One driver we spoke with says, "I think its good because with so many drivers on the highway and especially during inclement weather, some tend to drive too fast."

Operation Safe Driver is expected to go on all day Wednesday. State Officials say they know they won't be able to stop all crashes in one day, but they're just focusing on preventing them, one at a time.

Enforcement officials say 12% of highway crashes in Kentucky are deadly.

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  • by Ex KVE Location: Frankfort, KY on Feb 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    After six months under control of KSP, we need Greg Howard and his W & E majors to come back and save us. We want to be the profession police officers (as we were when working as KVE).
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 at 04:28 PM
    Thanks KSP, we support your take over, it appears your leaders are doing it right this time by listening to the committees that include KVE personnel. Division of Vehicle Enforcement will be a great place to work. Thanks to the other Vehicle Enforcement personnel for supporting the right thing to do.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2008 at 09:12 PM
    Where is "OVERLOOKED and DEFINITELY UNAPPRECIATED"? Where are all of those people who were so strong in voice before? What has happened to you?
  • by The Undertaker Location: A Land, Far Far Away on Aug 14, 2008 at 08:11 PM
    Well, it appears that this article is just like KVE: DEAD. Quite emblematic, don't you think?
  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2008 at 06:05 PM
    This merger has made me sick. KSP has finally took over the agency that has been the only agency that can steel their thunder.
  • by OVERLOOKED and DEFINITELY UNAPPRECIATED on Jul 17, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    Last post for the night - PROMISE !! I believe that the "old ones", as someone called us on one of the posts, can muster up the kahunas to keep it going as KVE was created to be. CMVs. I really do not know why ANYONE felt the "need" to try to change it, but this is what happens when PDs OVERSTEP their bounds. Legislators have their have their public purpose as well as governors do, so they all should have expected it. I just expected it to happen more quickly than it did. In MY opinion, which really means nothing at all in the grand scheme of things, this is just Gov. Beshear's admin's way of commencing CLEANUP more quickly and more effortlessly. If ALL of the bad seeds wither and succumb to the discipline like the pantywaists they are, the less trouble KY has to be put through in court and such for petty lawsuits (LIES) for illegal termination, the better. My job does not have so much business in that respect, so I can go with the flow of natural progresion of the merger. DEAL W/IT !!!
  • by OVERLOOKED and DEFINITELY UNAPPRECIATED on Jul 17, 2008 at 08:32 PM
    Furthermore, "Missing U on Jul 10, 2008 at 07:49 PM", I am very flattered by your recognition of me. I assume you are "Recovering Attitude" and if you are, I believe KVE employees can survive another "grounding". The newbies apparently do not understand politics and how it executes the way of the public whim. I guess that is where the EXPERIENCED "OLD ONES" come into play to pick up the pieces and get us REestablished AGAIN !! I rty to encourage new personnel, but if they REFUSE assistance, THIS is what they get. NO more looking to find drugs on the roads or what ever they felt their purpose was,they wil have to QUIT to spread their little wings. It simply disgusts me that that yahoo gh gets this much credit after all - BRINGING DOWN A STATE AGENCY SINGLEHANDEDLY. It saddens me that Gov. Beshear let it go for this long, but he has had WAY too much to clean up from fletcher's clowny admin. So, I still retain a HIGH regard for Beshear and strongly BELIEVE thatthis fiasco will be overcom!!
  • by OVERLOOKED and DEFINITELY UNAPPRECIATED on Jul 17, 2008 at 08:22 PM
    To Missing U on Jul 10, 2008 at 07:49 PM: I have been patiently waiting to hear the perverbial "BOMB" drop and rumor I have heard is that it has on KVE officers. For myself and the other generically titled office support assistants and other support members of KVE, we are already chained to the scale chairs. However, I have been made aware that the offiers will now be in the same state of employment terms as we are - driving their own POVs to teh scales and being chained there as well, save for CMV crashes. I believe MANY, if not ALL, of the new officers will cut and run. They should have researched (yes, I said RESEARCH - if they didn't know what the word means before now, they WILL) BEFORE they got them selves suckered by the wretched gh admin (or lack of). It is sad that those who were suckered allowed themselves to be suckered because SOME of them have proven to be excellent officers. Others not so bright. They WILL be weeded out and the MASS EXODUS will be the last part of cleanup.
  • by Watching from the sidelines Location: Kentucky on Jul 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM
    Today is the big news conference announcing the merger of KVE and KSP. The initial buzz is KSP will absorb KVE as a new division and will administer it, but nothing else will change. The real intent will not be known for a few weeks, but we all know things will change.
  • by anonymous Location: kentucky on Jul 14, 2008 at 10:40 AM
    It is pathetic that the governor would hold a news conference before speaking with the employees!!! I am appalled that my husband has not been informed on any details of the merger.


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