FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Throughout the Labor Day weekend state
police and local authorities will be out in full force. State
police say they'll have "saturation patrols" on interstate
highways and roads leading to boat ramps and waterways. Officer
Phil Russell says Louisville Metro Police will have some officers
on overtime and extra patrols to keep an eye out for speeders,
drunk drivers and other violators. The Labor Day weekend driving
period begins at six o'clock this evening and continues until one
minute before midnight Monday.
State Police caution that motorists who speed or don't wear a
seat belt will be cited and not just get a warning. In 2006 during
the three-day Labor Day weekend, there were 770 accidents on
Kentucky highways that resulted in nine fatalities, including six
victims who were not wearing seat belts. More than 500 people have
died on Kentucky highways in 2007.