KVE Will Begin Safety Blitz

By: Dara Rees Email
By: Dara Rees Email

Semi trucks and cars share the road every day in Kentucky, but do they do it safely?

State enforcement officers are about to hold a statewide enforcement blitz aimed at making sure drivers are following the rules.

Crews will patrol in full force this Wednesday. They are keeping an eye out for unsafe drivers..

Sergeant Mike Taylor says the safety blitz is aimed at reducing the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles.

Drivers we talked with say they are happy to see the extra enforcement.

Most of us don't think twice about pressing down that gas pedal when we're in a rush.. Until we see those flashing lights.

Operation Safe Driver hits roadways this Wednesday.

“This program's going to run in the entire state on all major interstates,” Sgt. Taylor said.

Sgt. Mike Taylor and law enforcement across the state will crack down on impaired or reckless drivers, speeding, and seat belt enforcement.

Sgt. Taylor says he hopes to educate the public and cut down on the number of deadly accidents on Kentucky's interstates.

Sgt. Taylor says London officers will be out in full force starting at 6 Wednesday morning.

Some KVE departments across the state will work a 24 hour safe driver blitz this Wednesday..


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  • by KVE Location: Frankfort on Jun 9, 2008 at 04:11 AM
    To "ksp" from Louisville: When I read what you'd posted on 03/28, it ticked me off that a supposed trooper would bring that junk up. I thought our agencies were done with that trivial bull and were ready to work together for one common good. We do in my area. I also thought the best thing to do would be to ignor you, wait, and see. Well it's done. The commissioner was given the option to resign or be fired on 06/03. He did the wisest thing and resigned/retired, and was shipped back to Lexvegas. So now we know 3 things: He's gone, this was a big show to try and save his own behind, and (edited). No sense in responding because we've collectively agreed not to return to this article anymore. We too stick together. Goodbye.
  • by KVE Location: Frankfort on Apr 11, 2008 at 04:55 AM
    THE BLITZ WAS A TOTAL "F-L-O-P"! The end. Now ship Commissioner Greg Howard back to Lexvegas where he came from.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 5, 2008 at 11:41 AM
    Who would be so immature that they would do something like that? I guess others are also aware that you cannot engage in a battle of wit with an unarmed person. Anyone know a link for, or heard of any blitz results?
  • by ksp Location: louisvile on Mar 28, 2008 at 03:15 PM
    DOT DOT DOT DOT DOT!!!
  • by Acronym Definer Location: Anywhere but Louisville on Mar 27, 2008 at 08:10 PM
    KSP "was" the highway patrol once upon a time. KVE "is" Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement. "DOT" is the Department of Transportation. What's your point? If you really are KSP (and I don't believe you are), go tell your post commander or your Ops major that you really like being the "highway patrol". You'll be filling out a "DOT" application quick enough! Nobody would blame you for trying to better yourself though. Good luck with that. I don't think anyone from KSP would post this. The troopers I know have too much class for such trivial, inaccurate interpretations.
  • by ksp Location: louisville on Mar 26, 2008 at 02:38 PM
    KVE wishes they were the highway patrol but they are the DOT. KSP is the real highway patrol.
  • by Somebody in the Location: of Western Kentucky on Mar 22, 2008 at 10:44 AM
    Well "Jon",your answer is- nobody really cares. As said, this was a "big show" that basically produced nothing except a day's work. KVE is a highway patroling agency that focuses on commercial vehicles, when proper leadership is in place. Otherwise, they patrol "the hood" in Lexington. They have dedicated officers inundated with a pompus, previously rejected commissioner who has hand-picked inept assistants that are tearing away at the fiber that makes up each officer. Most want him/them to go, but for about $100,000 annually the commissioner remains. This accreditation is not a bad thing, but it was used for the commissioner to say "look what I did" when he himself did not do it at all. His Major and Admin. Assistant completed all of the work- and well, I might add. It should have brought the officers more pay, but it didn't. That produces no bragging rights by the comm. They don't get paid squat- some are on foodstamps. It's a real shame. Check the KVE web site for info.
  • by Jon Location: Breck. Co. on Mar 16, 2008 at 08:47 PM
    I wonder why no news paper or TV station has asked for blitz results to broadcast? It does make me wonder. I dont know much about this agency. Why is this a big thing? Why do they not like this commissioner? What new accreditation do they have? Can someone help?
  • by Anonymous Location: Central Kentucky on Mar 16, 2008 at 10:30 AM
    Well well, look at the date. I didn't see any results or stats posted by KVE in regard to this "blitz". Is that how they try to hide the fact that it WAS a dog and pony show? Now we know! Maybe their commissioner should ride one of those ponies out of Frankfort and leave that state-owned car behind for a real leader.
  • by Anonymous Location: Central Kentucky on Mar 6, 2008 at 07:19 AM
    This is just another dog and pony show by their commissioner while all of the politicians are in town. When our elected officials depart Frankfort, maybe they should show Comm Howard the way out too! Now that this "blitz" has ended, are they going to publish the results? If they do, you'll see... another show. If they don't, you'll know... another show. They can file this with that new accreditation in their useless file.
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