Police to step up patrols in hopes of lowering fatal crashes on I-75

LONDON, Ky (WYMT) - Police are stepping up enforcement in hopes of lowering the number of fatal crashes along I-75.

The campaign is called the "I-75 Challenge".

State Police in Kentucky, along with five other states like Ohio and Tennessee, will target drivers on specific weekends throughout the year.

In London, KSP Trooper Lloyd Cochran tells WYMT that several factors can cause deadly crashes.

"Any interstate is dangerous. I-75 is dangerous. There is a lot of traffic that goes up I-75 corridor and if people are not paying attention, following too close, reckless driving and what not, then if one person gets in an accident, more than likely, another will be involved also," said Cochran.

This campaign is part of a nationwide effort to lower traffic fatalities by 15 percent this year.


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