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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - The Kentucky traffic fatality rate reaches its lowest point since 1947, and Kentucky State Police are ready and willing to pull over anyone driving drunk or unsafely to make sure that number stays low.
KSP held a safety checkpoint tonight at I-71 near the Buckner Exit.
Police say their hope is to encourage motorists to be diligent in their safe driving habits with a campaign called "Finish Strong Kentucky."
"Obviously we can't reduce fatalities without the public help in curbing their driving behaviors and calling the police when they see bad driving behaviors," Sergeant Michael Webb says, "when they see folks texting and driving. When they see folks climbing into a car after having consumed alcoholic beverages things like that."
KSP also sponsors the "Hero Campaign" which encourages businesses that provide alcohol to also provide free non-alcoholic drinks for designated drivers.
So far this year, there have been 624 traffic fatalities in Kentucky. At the same time last year, there were 738.