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I-75 corridor safety traffic campaign this week results in many citations for various offenses

On Monday, October 14, police officers from the Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Kentucky State Police, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, and Kenton County Police Departments began their second year-long highway safety traffic enforcement campaign in Kenton County.

The Kentucky State Police and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement have assigned troopers and officers to assist throughout the twelve-month enforcement campaign.

The partnering agencies received a federal highway traffic safety grant from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths related to traffic crashes. In 2018, four people lost their lives to traffic crashes on the I-75 corridor in Kenton County.

Enforcement of traffic laws will be increased on I-75 from the I-275 interchange in Erlanger to the Ohio River in Covington.

There were 15 police officers/troopers/CVE units out in full force on October 14 from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Citations were issued for various traffic offenses and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers inspected commercial vehicles during the blitz.

Arrests: 10 (Possession of marijuana-4; Theft of Identity-1; Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle-2; Arrest Warrant Served-3); Speeding (74); Commercial Vehicle Lane Restriction (10); Commercial Vehicle Registration Violation (1); Commercial Vehicle Expired Annual Inspection (3); Commercial Vehicle Window Tint Violation (2); Commercial Vehicle No DOT Number (2); Commercial Vehicle No UCR Registration (3); Commercial Vehicle No Medical Card (2); Commercial Vehicle Expired Insurance (1); Commercial Vehicle No Insurance (2); Commercial Vehicle Plate Not Displayed (1); Failure to Transfer Vehicle Registration (2); No/Expired Registration Plates (17); Failure to/Improper Signal (5); Improper Equipment/No Brake Lights (1); Improper Equipment/No Tail Lights (1); Improper Equipment/Cracked Windshield (1); Reckless Driving (1); Failure to Give Right-of-way to Stopped Emergency Vehicle (6); Failure to Notify DOT Change of Address (2); Operating on a Suspended License (1); No Operator’s License (5); Expired Operator’s License (1); Residents Not to Use License From Another State (1); License Not in Possession (2); No Insurance (1); No Proof of Insurance (16); License Plate Not Legible (1); Following Another Vehicle Too Closely (3); Failure to Wear Seat Belt (8) Distracted Driving/Texting/Careless (2); Careless Driving (cutting people off/changing lanes) (1); Texting While Driving (1); Other Citations (3); Warnings (2).

The next scheduled enforcement campaign will be held in December. Please help us spread the word to as many people as possible. Let them know the dates and times of the scheduled enforcement campaigns and that officers will be assigned to work the interstate different days of the week at all times of the day. Each month there will be scheduled enforcement campaigns advertised.

City of Erlanger

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