KSP Takes Precautions

AAA estimates that 38.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home this Thanksgiving which is estimated to be up from last year. With the increase traffic on the roads and highways, Kentucky State Police want you to be safe.

KSP plans to enhance its patrols and operating safety checkpoints statewide beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 23, 2006, and ending that following Sunday night. State and local authorities will use radar, laser and video equipment as well as passive alcohol sensors.

During the four-day 2005 Thanksgiving period, there were more than 1,100 crashes on Kentucky roadways. Twelve people died and 367 were injured.