KSP traffic safety for 4th of July

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by Staff

The Kentucky State Police Post 4 will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout Hardin, Jefferson, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Breckinridge, Grayson, and LaRue County during the July 4 Holiday period. They will be checking motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws, including driving under the influence statutes. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.

The KSP will utilize traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists 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. They will focus on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. 

Traffic safety checkpoints allow the KSP the opportunity to 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.

The KSP strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Traffic safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics are some proactive measures that they practice.