Police Out In Force For Memorial Day Weekend

If you plan to hit the road this holiday weekend, you'll have plenty of company.

Beginning Friday night, Kentucky State Police troopers will also be on the road.

State police say they will increase traffic safety efforts beginning at 6:00 p.m. Friday until Memorial Day ends Monday night.

Troopers will be looking for drivers speeding, not wearing seat belts and those under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

State police say eight people died during last year's Memorial Day holiday weekend.

Compared to other holiday weekends, that's relatively low. Last year, police say the 4th of July weekend was the most deadly on Kentucky roads. 11 people died, three of those deaths were alcohol related.

The second deadliest holiday weekend last year was Labor Day weekend when 10 people died, two of those were alcohol related.

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