- Speeding and Alcohol are clearly a deadly combination. Nationally, last year, 40
percent of drivers under the age of 21 who were involved in fatal crashes also had a
blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher.
- Driving with a BAC of .08 or higher is illegal in Kentucky. If you are under the age of 21,
it is illegal to drive with a BAC of .02 or greater.
- According to preliminary data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
(NHTSA), in 2014, 17,602 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes – an average of
one every half-hour.
- Last year in Kentucky, there were 28,785 driving under the influence (DUI) arrests.
- In 2014, teen drivers accounted for 564 crashes that involved alcohol. Of those
crashes, there were 351 injuries and 12 fatalities.
The Friday Nights Blue Lights campaign will begin this Friday evening in Murray where the Murray Tigers host the Calloway County Lakers. Troopers will conduct traffic enforcement before and after the game. Troopers will also be present during the football game. It is the goal of the Kentucky State Police to reverse the growing trend of traffic collisions on Friday nights. The Friday Nights Blue Lights campaign is another step in the pursuit of highway safety.
Friday Night Blue Lights Games
Murray @ Calloway County
Wildcat Bowl @ Trigg County
Fulton City @ Fulton County
Calloway County @ Marshall County
Calloway County @ Lone Oak
Paducah Tilghman @ Mayfield
Fulton City @ Murray
Trigg @ Christian County
Heath @ Ballard Memorial
Paducah Tilghman @ Heath