Kentucky State Police out in full force for holiday weekend

By: Brittany Pelletz Email
By: Brittany Pelletz Email

Kentucky State Police will be out looking for the speeders, the drunk drivers, those without seat belts, and even those that are following too close behind other drivers. Plus there will be extra enforcement just for the holiday weekend.

Trooper Scott Felder job this holiday weekend is to keep you safe.

"This is time is when we have a lot more fatalities, a lot more injury accidents. And again this is because people are trying to get to where they are going faster than the norm," says Felder.

For those with a lead foot, Kentucky State Police say speeding won't get you there any faster, "We've had studies done that if someone maintains 85 miles an hour, they are only going to get there maybe 10 to 12 minutes faster than if they we just going to obey the speed limit."

Speed has played a factor in many deadly crashes throughout the state. But over the past five years, those statistics have dropped.

It's trooper Felder's presence on the highway that is helping to bring those numbers down.

"Stopped a total of eleven cars, and six of those have been for speeding and. The others are for seat belts," Felder adds.

Even though many warnings were written, Kentucky State Police still mean business.

The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" holiday enforcement campaign began at 6 Friday night and continues through Monday at 11:59 pm.

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