(Madisonville, KY.) – For the month of January 2013, Post 2 reports the following activity:
*Arrested 34 Impaired Drivers
*Issued a Total of 1,734 Citations
*Issued 477 Speeding Citations
*Issued 116 Seatbelt Citations
*Issued 7 Child Restraint Citations
*Issued 769 Courtesy Notices
*Investigated 80 Traffic Crashes
*Assisted 187 Stranded Motorists
*Responded to 849 Calls for Service
*Opened 52 Criminal Cases
*Made 222 Criminal Arrests
**There were 4 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 4 lives reported in the Post 2 District in January 2013. Two, single-fatality crashes occurred in Christian County. Single-fatality crashes also occurred in Hopkins and Webster Counties. Two victims were not wearing seatbelts, one victim was wearing a seatbelt, and the seatbelt status of one victim is not known.
Through January 31, 2012, 3 people had been killed in 3 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.