ASHLAND – Kentucky State Police is reminding drivers to drive safely as police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints.

“The Kentucky State Police would like to offer periodic reminders to drivers who travel our roadways,” said a press release sent by KSP Post 14 Trooper Bobby King. “Our agency strives daily to ensure the safety of the motoring public. Some of these proactive measures include various roadside safety checkpoints and saturating known problematic areas in the district through general patrol tactics.”

The Kentucky State Police utilizes traffic safety checkpoints to promote safety for motorists using the public roadways and to provide a deterrent for those who violate laws contained in the Kentucky Revised Statutes.

The intent of a traffic safety checkpoint is to provide for a high visibility, public safety service, focusing on operator impairment, vehicular equipment deficiencies and the valid licensing of drivers.

These checkpoints will allow the Kentucky State Police the opportunity to periodically concentrate its efforts in checking for violations of Kentucky traffic and regulatory laws that will ultimately increase the safety of the citizens within the commonwealth.

Post 14 serves Carter, Greenup, Boyd and Lawrence counties.

For a list of Post 14 road check locations, visit

Citizens can contribute to highway safety by calling KSP toll-free at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or any criminal activity.

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