Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the deadliest holidays on roads and Kentucky State Police will be out in full force this week trying to make the highways safer.
A news release says the official Thanksgiving Holiday begins Wednesday at 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday night at midnight.
Statewide, during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period, there were 1,390 motor vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways including seven fatalities. There were no fatalities reported in the Madisonville district during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period.
State troopers and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers will concentrate their holiday enforcement efforts on high traffic areas such as interstates and parkways, along with high crash locations. They will be observing for individuals exhibiting unsafe driving behaviors, such as, speeding, reckless driving, and driving impaired.
State Police will also utilize traffic safety checkpoints to locate and arrest anyone driving impaired.