On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 beginning at 8:00am, police officers from the Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, and Kenton County Police Departments will begin their year-long highway safety traffic enforcement campaign in Kenton County. The Kentucky State Police will also be assigning Troopers to assist throughout the twelve-month enforcement campaign.
The four partnering agencies have received a federal highway traffic safety grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths related to traffic crashes. In 2018, four people lost their lives to traffic crashes on the I-75 corridor in Kenton County. Enforcement of traffic laws will be increased on I-75 from the I-275 interchange in Erlanger to the Ohio River in Covington.
Officers will be out in full force on October 1st from 8:00am until 8:00pm. Traffic crashes are not only caused by driving too fast, but also by motorists cutting other motorists off (changing lanes improperly), tailgating (following too close), distracted driving (texting or looking at a cell phone, looking away from the front of the vehicle while driving), driving on the emergency strip to pass cars, improper equipment (bald tires, burned out tail lights-headlights, exhaust system dragging the ground causing sparks), and occupant protection (child safety seat, seat belt usage).
The next scheduled enforcement campaign will be held on Monday October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data, Region 3, Columbus Day had the 2nd highest total of fatal crashes among all holidays in 2017—trailing only Independence Day. We are located in Region 3.
Please help us spread the word to as many people as possible. Let them know the dates and times of the scheduled enforcement campaigns and that officers will be assigned to work the interstate different days of the week at all times of the day. Each month there will be scheduled enforcement campaigns advertised.