Drive Sober

  • 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

8-29

Murray @ Calloway County

 

9-5

Wildcat Bowl @ Trigg County

 

9-12

Fulton City @ Fulton County

 

9-19

Calloway County @ Marshall County

 

9-26

Calloway County @ Lone Oak

 

10-3

Paducah Tilghman @ Mayfield

 

10-10

Fulton City @ Murray

 

10-17

Trigg @ Christian County

 

10-24

Heath @ Ballard Memorial

 

10-31

Paducah Tilghman @ Heath



Robert graduated from Brandman University, where he got his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Born in Massachusetts, Robert’s family moved to Kentucky in 2005 where he spent his college life and worked as an insurance agent for four years. Now is the founder and team leader of the website.