ObeyKENTUCKY (6/29/19) — The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in a speed enforcement blitz Monday-July 13.

The federally-funded "Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine" campaign intensifies enforcement of speed violators, with an emphasis on roadways with a high number of speed-related crashes, KOHS reports.

According to KOHS acting executive director Jason Siwula, speed limits are established by Kentucky statutes.

“These limits are put in place to protect all road users,” said Siwula. “Driving over the limit greatly reduces a driver’s ability to steer safely around another vehicle, a hazardous object or an unexpected curve.”

According to the KOHS, crash reports and citation data indicates more than 32 percent of crashes in Kentucky involve a speeding or aggressive driver.

“We frequently hear from officers and troopers that they would rather write a ticket than make a death notification,” said Siwula. “I assure you that the goal is not to write tickets, but to save lives.”

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph, and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below.

Funds for the campaign were provided by NHTSA and distributed by KOHS to law enforcement agencies who applied and were approved for full-year grants. Each grantee was provided a map showing locations of speed-related crashes within their jurisdictions.

Listed below are police agencies participating in the campaign:

Allen County Sheriff's Office
Ashland Police Department
Ballard County Sheriff's Office
Barbourville Police Department
Bardstown Police Department
Benton Police Department
Boone County Sheriff's Office
Bourbon County Sheriff's Office
Boyd County Sheriff's Office
Burnside Police Department
Cadiz Police Department
Calloway County Sheriff's Office
Campbell County Police Department
Campbellsville Police Department
Catlettsburg Police Department
Cave City Police Department
Christian County Sheriff's Office
Clark County Sheriff's Office
Covington Police Department
Crittenden County Sheriff's Office
Danville Police Department
Daviess County Sheriff's Office
Eddyville Police Department
Edgewood Police Department
Erlanger/Elsmere Police Department
Ferguson Police Department
Flatwoods Police Department
Florence Police Department
Frankfort Police Department
Franklin County Sheriff's Office
Ft Mitchell Police Department
Ft Thomas Police Department
Georgetown Police Department
Glasgow Police Department
Graves County Sheriff's Office
Grayson County Sheriff's Office
Grayson Police Department
Greenville Police Department
Harlan Police Department
Harrison County Sheriff's Office
Hazard Police Department
Henderson Police Department
Hodgenville Police Department
Hopkinsville Police Department
Jackson Police Department
Johnson County Sheriff's Office
Kenton County Police Department
Kentucky State Police
Knott County Sheriff's Office
LaGrange Police Department
Lakeside Park-Crestview Hills Police Department
Lancaster Police Department
Larue County Sheriff's Office
Laurel Sheriff's Office
Lawrenceburg Police Department
Leitchfield Police Department
London Police Department
Louisville Metro Police Department
Loyall Police Department
Lyon County Sheriff's Office
Madison County Sheriff's Office
Madisonville Police Department
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Mayfield Police Department
Maysville Police Department
McCracken County Sheriff's Office
Morehead Police Department
Mt Sterling Police Department
Murray Police Department
Nelson County Sheriff's Office
Newport Police Department
Nicholasville Police Department
Oldham County Police Department
Owensboro Police Department
Paducah Police Department
Paris Police Department
Pike County Sheriff's Office
Pikeville Police Department
Pineville Police Department
Prestonsburg Police Department
Raceland Police Department
Radcliff Police Department
Richmond Police Department
Scott County Sheriff's Office
Shelbyville Police Department
Somerset Police Department
Southgate Police Department
Versailles Police Department
Villa Hills Police Department
Warren County Sheriff's Office
Wilder Police Department
Williamsburg Police Department
Williamstown Police Department

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