The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district to check motorists for compliance with motor vehicle laws including driving under the influence statutes.
Traffic safety checkpoints are used 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 vehicular equipment deficiencies, confirming appropriate registration and insurance of vehicles, and the valid licensing of drivers. Violations of law or other public safety issues that arise shall be addressed, according to KSP.
Traffic safety 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 residents within the state.
Drivers encountering a traffic safety checkpoint are requested to have their operator’s license, vehicle registration receipt and proof of insurance readily accessible. Drivers with this information in hand, those with no violations of law and minimal roadway congestion can reasonably expect to be delayed for no more than 30 seconds to a few minutes, according to KSP.
Supervisory-approved traffic safety checkpoint locations are conducted in Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Livingston, Lyon, McCracken, Marshall and Trigg counties.
In McCracken County, checkpoints will be at:
- US 60 at US 62 (Ledbetter Bridge intersection)
- KY 286 — at KY 726 (McKendree Church Road)
- KY 450 — at Puryear Highway
- KY 994 (Old Mayfield Road) — at KY 1014 (Houser Road)