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Week 1 Results of New I-75 Reckless Driving Enforcement

The results of the first part of a new enforcement campaign alongside I-75 in northern Kenton County were released Friday.

The campaign began on Tuesday with officers from Covington, Erlanger, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, and Kentucky State Police, as well as Commercial Vehicle Enforcement. It is part of a year-long traffic safety enforcement, launched through a federal grant awarded through the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety to reduce the number of traffic crashes and deaths on the busy corridor.

The enforcement area is roughly from the Ohio River in the north to the I-275 interchange in the south.

According to data released through the City of Erlanger on Friday, officers issued:

  • 88 citations for speeding,
  • 1 for driving under the influence,
  • 20 for failing to move for emergency vehicles,
  • 42 for now insurance or proof of insurance,
  • 13 for improper lane use,
  • 9 for texting,
  • 17 for no registration or expired registration,
  • 6 for failing to transfer vehicle,
  • 20 for suspended operator's license,
  • 10 for reckless driving,
  • 7 for improper or no signal,
  • 4 for disregard of a traffic regulation,
  • 3 for expired driver's license,
  • 9 for following to close,
  • 2 for failure to give right of way,
  • 11 for not wearing a seat belt,
  • 3 for improper passing,
  • 1 for failure to notify the Department of Transportation,
  •  and 15 for other reasons.

The next enforcement period begins on Monday, October 14.

According to data shared on Friday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Columbus Day, which is Monday, saw the second-highest number of fatal crashes among all holidays in 2017 in the administration's Region 3, which is where Northern Kentucky is located.

Only Independence Day saw more.

There will be an advertised enforcement campaign every month during the year-long effort.

-Staff report