Tuesday, March 1, 2016

State police name safety checkpoint zones

Throughout March, Kentucky State Police will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District, which includes Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster counties. 

Traffic safety checkpoints promote safety for motorists and to provide a deterrent for those who violate state traffic and criminal laws. 

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, says state police.  

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 can reasonably expect to be delayed for no more than a few minutes, as long as there are no violations of law, and depending on roadway congestion.

Listed below are the supervisory-approved traffic safety checkpoint locations in Crittenden and neighboring counties within the Post 2 area:

  • KY 91 at the KY 139 intersection
  • KY 126 at the KY 672 intersection
  • US 62 at the Lyon County line

  • KY 297 at the US 60 intersection
  • US 641 at the Crayne Post Office
  • US 60 at the KY 365 intersection 
  • KY 91 at the KY135 intersection 

  • US 41 at the KY 56 intersection
  • US 41A at the KY 56 / KY 873 intersection
  • US 41A at the Ken Williams Road intersection

KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity.  They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app.  The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior.  The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.