Highway deaths 02 red 300FRANKFORT, KY (3/18/13) – For the month of March 2013, Post 2 reports the following activity:
 
 *Arrested 41 Impaired Drivers
 *Issued a Total of 2,158 Citations
 *Issued 782 Speeding Citations
 *Issued 342 Seatbelt Citations
 *Issued 21 Child Restraint Citations
 *Issued 706 Courtesy Notices
 *Investigated 60 Traffic Crashes
 *Assisted 161 Stranded Motorists
 *Responded to 838 Calls for Service
 *Opened 72 Criminal Cases
 *Made 237 Criminal Arrests

**There were four fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of six lives reported in the Post 2 District in March 2013. A triple-fatality crash and a single-fatality crash occurred in Christian County. Single-fatality crashes also occurred in Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties. Three victims were not wearing a seatbelt and the seatbelt status of three victims is not known. The fatality in Hopkins County involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through March 31, 2013, there have been ten fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of twelve lives reported in the Post 2 District: five victims were not wearing seatbelts, two victims were wearing seatbelts, and the seatbelt status of five victims is not known. Two fatality crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.

Through March 31, 2012, six people had been killed in six crashes in the Post 2 District.

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.

Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
 
The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.

Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.

These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by the Kentucky State Police
Graphics Provided by the SurfKY Graphics Department

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Webster County Traffic Advisory

WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/17/15) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift along a work… Read More

Daviess County Bicentennial 5K Run/Walk at Mount Saint Joseph May 30

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (4/18/15) — The Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph will host their second "Get Moving at the… Read More

Most Read This Week

April 13, 2015 6135

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 4746

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 16, 2015 3320

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers
April 11, 2015 2951

Juvenile Injured When Struck by Vehicle

by Madisonville Police
April 17, 2015 2854

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks

Most Read This Month

March 18, 2015 10040

UPDATE: Hanson Man Located in Henderson, Taken to…

by Trooper Stu Recke
April 02, 2015 8421

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 2854

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 17, 2015 951

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
April 17, 2015 927

Two Charged in Connection with Powderly Firearms…

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 798

Police Officers Building Up Community by Helping…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 723

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 503

'The Bidding is On' at Annual Library Auction

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 464

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 17, 2015 422

Brown Pitches Baseball to Series Opener over…

by UK Athletics
April 17, 2015 410

Free Seedling Plantings Available While Supplies…

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News