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Kentucky Moves To Lower Highway Death Toll
Posted: Feb 19, 2010 5:34 PM EST
Updated: Feb 19, 2010 5:41 PM EST
By Cory Stark
Posted by Rich Miller
HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (WFIE) - One traffic death is too many and the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety has launched a new campaign to save lives.
Last year there were 792 deaths on Kentucky roadways.
The "Toward Zero Deaths" campaign is a collaborative effort with emergency services, law enforcement, engineering and education.
Statistics show in 2009 there were nearly 200 fewer fatal crashes than in 2005. To keep that number going down, the Office of Highway Safety will be working closely with local law enforcement and increasing driver education programs.
"I'm pleased that our highway fatalities have decreased for five consecutive years," said Gov. Steve Beshear. "However, there is still work to be done. Even one fatality is too many. This plan ensures that everybody is at the table to make sure we are doing everything we can to reduce these serious crashes. If just one life is saved through this effort, it will have been worth it."
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