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.
 
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