(Madisonville, KY.) – For the month of February 2013, Post 2 reports the following activity:
*Arrested 37 Impaired Drivers
*Issued a Total of 1,394 Citations
*Issued 510 Speeding Citations
*Issued 161 Seatbelt Citations
*Issued 6 Child Restraint Citations
*Issued 637 Courtesy Notices
*Investigated 50 Traffic Crashes
*Assisted 127 Stranded Motorists
*Responded to 718 Calls for Service
*Opened 36 Criminal Cases
*Made 135 Criminal Arrests
**There were two fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of two lives reported in the Post 2 District in February 2013. Two, single-fatality crashes occurred in Hopkins County. One victim was wearing a seatbelt and the seatbelt status of the other victim is not known. One of the crashes involved the suspected use of alcohol.
Through February 28, 2013, there have been six fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of six lives reported in the Post 2 District: two victims were not wearing seatbelts, two victims were wearing seatbelts, and the seatbelt status of two victims is not known.
Through February 29, 2012, three people had been killed in three crashes in the Post 2 District.
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.
Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. The KSP utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists 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 a highly visible, public safety service focusing on vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed.