Kentucky State Police part of effort targeting seat belt use

Kentucky State Police officials say the agency is participating in a six-state effort targeting seat belt use and proper child safety seat use.

The combined initiative, called the 6-State Trooper Project, continues through next Monday.

KSP officials say their agency is participating with state police agencies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia and Michigan.

State police say that 61 percent of Kentucky’s motor vehicle fatalities in 2014 involved people not wearing seat belts. They say that an unbelted person hitting a windshield in a 40-mph crash would feel the same force as hitting the ground after falling off a five-story building.

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