(Madisonville, KY.) – For the month of November 2012, Post 2 reports the following activity:
*Arrested 40 Impaired Drivers
*Issued a Total of 1,965 Citations
*Issued 773 Speeding Citations
*Issued 274 Seatbelt Citations
*Issued 15 Child Restraint Citations
*Issued 735 Courtesy Notices
*Investigated 98 Traffic Crashes
*Assisted 175 Stranded Motorists
*Responded to 876 Calls for Service
*Opened 48 Criminal Cases
*Made 151 Criminal Arrests
**There were 2 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 2 lives reported in the Post 2 District in November 2012. Single fatalities occurred in Crittenden and Hopkins Counties. Both victims were wearing a seatbelt.
Through November 30, 2012, there have been 25 fatal crashes that resulted in the loss of 26 lives reported in the Post 2 District: 13 victims were not wearing seatbelts, 7 victims were wearing seatbelts, 1 victim was not wearing a helmet, 4 victims were wearing a helmet, and 1 victim was a pedestrian.
Through November 30, 2011, 33 people had been killed in 31 crashes in the Post 2 District.
Citizens can contribute to highway safety by reporting erratic drivers to the Kentucky State Police toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Callers may remain anonymous and should give a description of the vehicle, location, direction of travel, and license number if possible.
Throughout the month, troopers from the Madisonville Kentucky State Police Post will conduct traffic safety checkpoints in the Post 2 District. At these checkpoints, troopers will be targeting impaired drivers, checking for properly restrained adults and children and observing for any other violations. For traffic safety checkpoint locations in your area, you may refer to the web site: www.kentuckystatepolice.org/posts/press/post2_checkpoints.htm.
Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Webster.
**These statistics are still preliminary as KSP waits for all local law enforcement agencies throughout the state to report any crashes and fatalities that may have occurred in their areas.