Kentucky troopers kick off two week driver crackdown

Heads up.

This week, the Kentucky State Police started a two-week enforcement effort targeting both commercial and passenger vehicles.

The  Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT) Blitz started on March 1 and is intended to target drivers who display aggressive behaviors like improper lanes changes, speeding, following too closely, not leaving enough space to pass and failure to yield the right-of-way.

“Many preventable crashes result from unsafe driving behavior such as speeding, distracted driving and following too close. Often times, we see this on our highways when motorists and commercial vehicle drivers struggle to share the road,” says Sergeant Jason Morris.

According to the Kentucky State Police, there were 6,147 crashes involving commercial trucks on Kentucky roadways resulting in 88 deaths in 2019.

Authorities will also be working to educate the public about dangerous driving behaviors and sharing the road with commercial vehicles during the two-week blitz.