Police Crack Down On Commercial Vehicles On Interstates

Starting Wednesday morning, police will be out in force across Kentucky with a new "safe driver" blitz.

The blitz will especially focus on commercial drivers.

Officials say there were more than eight thousand commercial vehicle crashes in Kentucky in 2007. Vehicle enforcement officials hope to reduce that number by focusing on one day of non-stop awareness and enforcement of safe driving in and around commercial vehicles.

Police will focus their efforts on interstates around the state. Police will be cracking down on speeding, reckless driving, and careless driving.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 30, 2008 at 07:48 PM
    Hey John in E-town: Quit then!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 9, 2008 at 08:12 PM
    Seems that a few people have shown GH that they're not going to stand by and let him railroad them out of the corps. A couple of them "may" have actually been guilty, but at least one of them was done very, very wrong. Way to stand up for yourselves and make the bosses obey the same system they're trying to enforce. No matter if it's a legal system or not!!!
  • by anonymous Location: morehead on Oct 19, 2008 at 11:34 AM
    Welcome back Inspector Moore. I guess you showed em.
  • by emo Location: KY on Oct 10, 2008 at 05:15 AM
    to john in etown, I am to!!!!
  • by john Location: etown on Oct 7, 2008 at 07:50 AM
    I'm getting tired of this place...
  • by Anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    Check out this link--- http://www.ktc.uky.edu/Reports/KTC_08_03_SPR_332_07_1F.pdf Take this research report from the UK Transportation Center (MEASURING THE VALUE OF KENTUCKY VEHICLE ENFORCEMENT) and pay a visit to your local state representative and state senator. Ask them if they support this hostile takeover, so laughingly referred to as a “merger”. Let them know that you are not in favor of the demolition of your department, and let them know that you are prepared to take an affirmative stance in opposition to anyone who sponsors or encourages it. Let them know that the activities so highly spoken of in this study will not continue under a KSP regime. Your department is not gone yet, but if you stand by and do nothing it will fade away like tan smoke.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2008 at 09:09 PM
    It looks like all things with the "merger" are going as expected. Unlike the last time where KSP simply placed a "gray" major over the men in tan, this time they're cutting off the head of the tan monster; making it impossible to seperate again due to no leadership body. I have to admit- they're doing a whiz-bang of a job. Meanwhile, the boys in tan are just sitting on they're hands praying that KSP doesn't do what they're doing. Let me know how that works out. Doing nothing gets nothing. And thanks for YOUR support Capt. PF!
  • by Nobody in particular on Aug 21, 2008 at 07:17 PM
    Happy maybe you need to get out more. Those cans have been there for a long time, even before the joining of forces. Don't jump to conclusions. Maybe KVE Supply needs to be more strict on who they let roam their facilities.
  • by Happy to be here on Aug 20, 2008 at 08:14 PM
    I don't know which makes me more heated: The fact that the FORMER KVE units are being strung along, or the fact that they really expect us to believe what they say. "There will be no big changes right away." That's why when I went to KVE Supply last week there were “many” cans of adhesive remover. Looks like new striping packages are a commin'. I bet "POLICE" aint in ‘em! How long before CVE and Facilities Security are in the same uniforms? It hasn't even been a full week yet. They were posed for 08/16 like a thoroughbred at the starting gates of the Derby. And look who they picked for those committees: Some of those GREAT supervisors who were credited for the grand success of KVE. What's the tan to gray ratio for those “fair” committees anyway? Looks OVERWHEALMINGLY gray to me. Yep, that's the justice and equality they promised... right from the start. Look at the morale of the "CVE" officers that are not allowed to say they're KSP- they look pitiful. They are literally sick!
  • by An open mind on Aug 18, 2008 at 05:46 PM
    Bad news for "doc40" from Richmond on 07/27: The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled (circa 1994) that KVE was NOT "only" for commercial vehicles. Sorry! And why must KSP be the ones to take over KVE? Why not put KVE under Fish & Wildlife like they did the Water Patrol? F&W put everyone in the same uniform, beefed up their number of troops, and diversified their function. That's why it worked! The “gray gods” will NEVER embrace anyone else into their uniforms. Remember how KSP units threw FITS about letting some become troopers after only 11 weeks? Now it's nothing. That's because it's working fine. They acquired some outstanding troopers through that process that wouldn't have otherwise applied to KSP. I have to agree with "WON'T" from "WORK" on 07/30. If KSP was open minded about this and dressed everyone with KSP in a KSP uniform, it could work. But that won't happen, so they're setting it up to fail. Lex Metro has officers that perform different tasks, but they all wear a metro uniform.


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