Hazard, KY (February 1, 2019) – Troopers with Kentucky State Police Post 13 in Hazard will be conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints and Moving Patrols throughout the Post 13 area during the month of February 2019. These enforcement efforts will utilize Troopers, Detectives, and KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers assigned to the Hazard Post area, which includes the counties of Breathitt, Knott, Leslie, Letcher and Perry.
Personnel conducting Traffic Safety Checkpoints and Mobile Patrols will be doing so with the intent of improving highway safety by focusing on speeding, seat belt and child restraint usage, impaired driving, motor vehicle equipment safety and lawful registration and licensing of vehicles and drivers. Officers will also be observing for distracted drivers, especially those who are texting. Any violations of law or other public safety issues that arise will be addressed. The ultimate goal of these enforcement efforts is to increase the safety of the citizens within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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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.