Kentucky State Police have implemented a multi-faceted approach to help reduce the increasing number of fatalities on Kentucky roadways.
State Troopers have kicked off Operation Blue lights, a summer enforcement campaign that’s designed to raise awareness about unsafe driving behavior.
State Troopers will be using high visibility patrols in crash corridors and will continue to conduct safety check points and will also be educating the public about safe driving.
KSP Commissioner Rodney Brewer says distracted driving is the number one cause of crashes in the Commonwealth and it has deadly consequences.
State Police created a checklist that will be distributed to drivers at safety check points with information about getting their vehicles road ready for summer travel.
As of Sunday, Kentucky recorded over 49,000 crashes which resulted in 305 deaths and over 9,000 traffic related injuries.