Monday, October 3, 2016

Magistrates to study county road wrecks

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University of Kentucky specialists are looking around the state trying to identify safety issues on rural roads and have asked local leaders for help.

During a recent fiscal court meeting, Crittenden County magistrates spent some time poring over data that helped them determine which two county roads would be studied as part of the Safety Circuit Rider Program, which is headed by UK.

They chose Reiters View and Mexico Church roads, both in the southern quadrant of the county. In fact. the two roads intersect west of Crayne. They are among the top 5 roads in the county for injury accidents.

Data show that between the two paved yet un-striped county roads there were 11 people injured and a dozen different accidents reported during a period between 2011 and 2015.

Crittenden County Judge-Executive Perry Newcom said Crittenden was among two counties in the Pennyrile Area Development District to be selected for the safety audit.