GLASGOW — The official Thanksgiving Holiday begins today at 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday at 11:59 p.m.
Statewide, during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period, there were 1,390 motor vehicle crashes on Kentucky roadways including seven fatalities. There was one fatality reported in the Post 3 District during the 2012 Thanksgiving Holiday period.
KSP 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.
This enforcement period will be highlighted by troopers and officers aggressively targeting those people who choose not to wear seatbelts or use child safety restraints.
The following traffic safety checkpoints may be utilized during this enforcement period.
Traffic Safety Checkpoints for Allen County
US 31E & KY 482 US 31E & KY 1147 US 31E @ TN state line (only if with TN agency) US 31E @ Barren Co Line US 31E & Jefferson School Rd US 31E & Harrison School Rd US 231 @ Mt. Union Church KY 100 & KY 3500 KY 100 & KY 99 KY 100 @ Simpson Co Line KY 100 @ Walkers Chapel KY 100 @ Monroe Co Line KY 100 & KY 1421 KY 101 & KY 1533 KY 101 & KY 234 KY 101 & Jefferson School Rd KY 101 & Warren Co Line KY 98 & KY 1855 KY 98 @ Monroe Co Line KY 252 & KY 517 KY 99 & Isom Bradley Rd (only if with TN agency) KY 99 & Amos Long Creek KY 1421 & Hanes Rd KY 482 @ Pleasant Ridge Church KY 482 & Fleet Rd
Traffic Safety Checkpoints for Barren County -
US 31W @ Edmonson Co Line US 31W @ Hart Co Line US 31W & K7y 255 US 31E & Jack Turner Rd US 68 & KY 255 KY 70 & KY 314 KY 70 & KY 255 (Bon Aire) KY 70 & KY 740 (Hiseville) KY 1846 & Old Lexington Rd KY 249, ½ mile South of Glasgow limits
Traffic Safety Checkpoints for Edmonson County -
US 31W just South of Barren County line US 31W @ KY 259 US 31W @ KY 101 KY 259 @ KY 70 North in Brownsville KY 259 @ KY 70 South in Brownsville Crossroads KY 70 and KY 185 KY 728 @ Nolin Dam KY 101 @ KY 743 (New Grove Rd) KY 259 in front of the Fair grounds KY 728 @ Lincoln VFD KY 185 Near Independence Church KY 187 @ KY 238 (Sunfish School Rd) KY 1749 @ Sallings Grocery KY 743 @ Sulfur Rd KY 259 @ Cedar Grove Church Rd KY 259 @ KY 2336 (Jock Rd) KY 655 (Segal Rd) @ Honey Creek Rd KY 1827 (Briar Creek Rd) @ Brooks Rd
Traffic Safety Checkpoints for Hart County -
US 31W, 1 mile North of Horse Cave US 31W & KY 728 US 31W @ Rowletts US 31E & Bunnell Crossing US 31E near Green River Bridge KY 218 & KY 1846 KY 218 & KY 335 KY 88 & KY 728 KY 88 & KY 1015
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.