Kentucky Police Look To Prevent Accidents During Holiday Weekend

In most ways, nothing beats a three-day weekend. Having an extra day gives you the chance to relax and spend time with family and friends. But extended weekend holidays can also be a dangerous time to be out on the road. Far too many people who celebrate a holiday with a few drinks make the reckless choice of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

This fact is not lost on the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, which is joining forces with local and state law enforcement agencies to be part of a national campaign called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." And a special effort to enforce DUI laws will be made this Labor Day weekend. According to the Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, it is important for the authorities to make their presence on the roads more pronounced during the holiday.

Hopefully, by taking such efforts, Kentucky law enforcement will be able to help keep the number of accidents involving alcohol to a minimum. Over the Labor Day weekend in 2015, there were over 66 such accidents that resulted in three fatalities and 37 injuries. Over the course of the entire year, 150 people were killed in alcohol-involved collisions in the state.

There is absolutely no excuse for drinking and driving. As the statistics bear out, intoxicated drivers are a deadly threat to all Kentucky road users. And if you should lose a loved one due to the actions of a drunk driver, a personal injury attorney could act as your legal representative.

Losing a loved one not only causes a family emotional pain but can create financial hardships as well. An attorney can work on your behalf in an effort to get compensation to help you recover from your loss.

Source: The State Journal, "Ky. law enforcement to crackdown on impaired drivers to reduce fatalities," Aug 17, 2016

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