Traffic Safety

Summer enforcement project nets Ky. arrests

Sep 7, 2012
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After three months of stepped-up enforcement on Kentucky's highways, police say the project resulted in apprehension of 41 fugitives as well as thousands of drunken-driving and drug arrests.  The effort, called Operation B.L.U.E. Lights, began June 1st and ended Labor Day. Kentucky State Police held over 1,600 safety checkpoints across the Commonwealth to draw attention to unsafe driving and reduce traffic deaths.  Over 2,000 D-U-I arrests and almost 1,500 hundred drug arrests were made.


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Illinois transportation officials are working to curb the rising number of roadway fatalities with the help of the state’s digital message boards.