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Kentucky police announce year-long interstate enforcement for cars and trucks


Multiple law enforcement agencies in Kentucky will be kicking off a year-long driver-focused enforcement campaign.

The campaign is scheduled to start on October 1, 2019, and will target I-75 from the Ohio River in Covington to the I-275 interchange in Erlanger, Kentucky. The campaign will run through September 30, 2020.

Police say that the enhanced enforcement is meant to combat an “unacceptable high rate of crashes per year” on the interstate.

From the press release: “The region is experiencing substantial growth with the increased volume of global commercial businesses expanding their footprint near the Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport. Too many people have been killed and injured in traffic crashes.”

Officers participating in the increased patrols will be on the lookout for aggressive or dangerous driving violations committed by both passenger and commercial vehicle drivers. These violations include speeding, unsafe lane changes, distracted driving, and following too closely.

“We receive numerous complaints about too many motorists and truckers on I-75 driving recklessly and/or too fast for conditions,” Covington Police Chief Rob Nader said. “We can reduce these complaints – and the accidents they cause – through enforcement. Through this program from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, Covington Police will work with its sister agencies to make sure our families get to where they’re going safely.” 

Officers with the Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, and Kenton County Police Departments will be teaming up with Kentucky State Police for the year-long effort.

The campaign is funded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).


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