driving http://wkms.org en KSP Trooper on 'Click it or Ticket' Effort http://wkms.org/post/ksp-trooper-click-it-or-ticket-effort <p>Kentucky State Police Post 1 Officer Jay Thomas visits Tracy Ross on <em>Sounds Good</em> fore details on the Click It or Ticket campaign across the U.S. and Commonwealth. The effort is to bring awareness to the issue of wearing seatbelts. Thomas says he'd much rather see people buckled up at traffic checkpoints than give tickets. Thomas says much of the traffic fatalities in 2013 involved victims who weren't wearing seatbelts.</p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 19:01:50 +0000 Tracy Ross 40506 at http://wkms.org KSP Trooper on 'Click it or Ticket' Effort Murray Police on National Drinking & Driving Prevention Effort http://wkms.org/post/murray-police-national-drinking-driving-prevention-effort <p>Each year, nearly 10,000 people die on the road due to drunk driving, which is the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing each year and killing all aboard. In order to stop this deadly epidemic, law enforcement in every state and most US towns and cities will be cracking down on drunk driving through Labor Day. Murray Police Department Crime Prevention Sergant speaks with Chad Lampe about the crackdown.</p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:02:33 +0000 Chad Lampe 34442 at http://wkms.org Murray Police on National Drinking & Driving Prevention Effort KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise http://wkms.org/post/ky-teen-driving-deaths-rise <p></p><p>Teen driving deaths in Kentucky doubled last year, according to new research released by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:50:27 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Carly Lacey 28608 at http://wkms.org KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise KSP Announces New Driver Safety Program http://wkms.org/post/ksp-announces-new-driver-safety-program <p></p><p>There's a new Kentucky State Police campaign to improve safe driving across the state. The project is known as Operation R.A.I.D., for "Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted" drivers from Kentucky roads. The agency says it has kicked off the six-month effort, which will continue through the fall and the holidays into the New Year.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 13:08:32 +0000 Shelly Baskin & The Associated Press 24015 at http://wkms.org KSP Announces New Driver Safety Program KSP Warns Drivers to Watch Out for Deer http://wkms.org/post/ksp-warns-drivers-watch-out-deer <p>Kentucky State Police say drivers in the fall are likely to see deer on or near roadways, a serious issue that caused nearly 3,000 wrecks in the state last year. State police spokesman Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says three of the wrecks were fatal.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 13:17:51 +0000 The Associated Press 23700 at http://wkms.org KSP Warns Drivers to Watch Out for Deer Peak season for deer on roadways http://wkms.org/post/peak-season-deer-roadways <p>Drivers should be on the alert for deer in Kentucky. October marks the beginning of a three-month peak season to see deer on roadways. The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that’s because this time of year is mating season. Deer are more likely to cross roads with bucks chasing does. The Kentucky Farm Bureau says almost half of all collisions involving deer happen in October, November and December. Hardin County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Greg Lowe says deer are most active early in the morning or late at night.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:13:48 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23229 at http://wkms.org Peak season for deer on roadways Beshear: Don't Text and Drive http://wkms.org/post/beshear-dont-text-and-drive <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear is sending a message to drivers that texting and driving is not acceptable. Beshear will meet with AT&amp;T Kentucky, state police and an automobile wreck survivor today at the Capitol to sign the “Don’t Text and Drive Day” proclamation. The group will also announce a campaign encouraging Kentuckians to make a pledge that they won’t text while driving. The state passed a law against texting and driving two years ago.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:52:06 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23032 at http://wkms.org Beshear: Don't Text and Drive New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers http://wkms.org/post/new-cell-phone-laws-effect-illinois-drivers <p>Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cell phones. Governor Pat Quinn has signed four new laws aimed at making state roadways safer. Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cell phones.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:14:45 +0000 AP 19522 at http://wkms.org New Cell Phone Laws in Effect for Illinois Drivers Memorial Day Road Safety http://wkms.org/post/memorial-day-road-safety <p>The Memorial Day Weekend will come to a close at day&rsquo;s end.&nbsp; Many people will be traveling home during the day.</p><p> Mon, 28 May 2012 19:42:21 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 18142 at http://wkms.org Memorial Day Road Safety