Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
On This Site
or Click Here
KYTC: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign Aug. 21- Sept. 7
By Erin G. Eggen
Frankfort, KY - Labor Day falls on September 7, 2020. This Labor Day weekend, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and law enforcement across the nation in reminding drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over."
"It's been a tough year for all Kentuckians and I want us to have a great Labor Day Weekend," said Gov. Beshear. "But to keep each other safe, I've got to ask you two things. First, please celebrate safely - follow precautions at bars, restaurants and tourist attractions and limit social gatherings to ten people or fewer. Second, please get home safely. Drive sober or plan a ride with someone who is to protect yourself and everyone on the road."
While law enforcement officers patrol for impaired drivers year-round, NHTSA says impaired driving-related crashes tend to increase during the Labor Day holiday period.
"If you are under the influence of any substance and choose to get behind the wheel, you put everyone on the road in danger, including yourself," said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. "No matter the occasion, always plan for a designated driver."
There were more than 4,700 total collisions involving an impaired driver in Kentucky last year, resulting in more than 2,200 injuries and 138 deaths. During the Labor Day holiday weekend, there were 56 crashes involving an impaired driver, resulting in 30 injuries and two deaths.
"Impaired driving is 100 percent preventable," said KYTC Office of Highway Safety Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula. "Drivers must understand that drugs and/or alcohol not only hinder your ability to drive, but also affect your judgment about whether you can or should drive. You may think you're fine, but impairment slows judgment, coordination and reaction times."
According to NHTSA, impaired driving fatalities typically spike during holidays. To prevent such tragedies, the KYTC recommends the following:
This story was posted on 2020-08-22 07:52:24
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic News:
Kentucky Headhunters to perform in Glasgow Sept 12
LCDHD COVID-19 Public Information Brief 08/21/2020
Laurel Ridge returns to Farmers Market
EPA Brownfield Grants can help restore blighted properties
KY to expand, improve behavioral health treatment services
Governor's Friday update: 785 new cases
Reilly Wells coordinated a clean-up project on Earth Day
Bridge repair project over East Fork Barren River in Monroe Co.
KY approved for additional federal unemployment assistance
Adair EDA finalizes road plans, discusses jobs program
View even more articles in topic News
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.