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No Fatalities on NKY Roadways in January

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety announced Monday morning that there were no traffic fatalities reported in Northern Kentucky during the month of January. Of the twelve highway districts in Kentucky, only District Six ( which covers Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton, and Robertson Counties) reported zero deaths on the roads.

"This District Six office would like motorists in the Northern Kentucky area and those traveling through, to keep it up," said spokesperson Nancy Wood in an email. The highway department encourages drivers to wear seat belts and not to drive distractedly or impaired. Also, not to speed.

Across Kentucky, forty-five people have died on roadways so far in 2013, a number that is down from recent years at this point. By February 4 2012, there had been 62 deaths. In 2011, 48, in 2010, 65, and in 2009, 60.

Of the forty-five deaths this year, fifteen have been over the age of 65. Twenty-one victims were not wearing seat belts.

Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News