The Kentucky State Police has announced that the statewide "Operation R.A.I.D." (Reducing Aggressive, Impaired, and Distracted Driving) begun on January 11, and will run through January 24.
In an effort to reduce collisions and loss of life, KSP is implementing an enforcement initiative that will target aggressive, impaired and distracted driving behaviors. Each KSP Post and region will utilize specific crash data indicating where the majority of crashes occurred, crash causation and time frames when these crashes took place. Based on that data, posts will increase enforcement efforts in those targeted zones for all passenger and commercial vehicles.
The effort was developed by KSP Commanders across the state to target driving behaviors that cause most crashes in Kentucky. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines aggressive driving as occurring when "an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property." NHTSA studies show that aggressive drivers cause two-thirds of all fatal crashes and 35 percent of all crashes.
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