KSP to conduct traffic safety checkpoints

(KBSI) – Kentucky State Police will conduct traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check drivers for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.

KSP uses traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for travelers using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers, according to KSP. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

Traffic safety checkpoints allow the KSP to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens within the Commonwealth. Drivers encountering a traffic safety checkpoint are requested to have their operator’s license, vehicle registration receipt and proof of insurance readily accessible.

Drivers with this information in hand, those with no violations of law and minimal roadway congestion can reasonably expect to be delayed for no more than 30 seconds to a few minutes, according to KSP.

Supervisory-approved traffic safety checkpoint locations are conducted in the following Kentucky counties: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall and Trigg. Tap here to see a list of current checkpoint locations.

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