Kentucky Residents Worried about Dangerous AA Highway

June 3, 2008

A crackdown on speeding over a dangerous stretch of highway in northern Kentucky hasn’t been enough to please residents worried about their own safety.

Police have beefed up patrol on the AA Highway southeast of Cincinnati over the last three months, but residents are still concerned too many motorists are running red lights. There have been seven fatalities on the highway in Campbell County, Ky. over the last five years, and 38 fatalities in all over the course of the highway that stretches from Ashland to Newport.

About 80 percent of the speeding tickets handed out by police in Alexandria are to drivers who don’t live in Campbell County. Police chief Keith Hill says the out-of-area speeders aren’t familiar with the lay of the land.

Still, residents are petitioning state lawmakers to create a safer environment by adding a camera to catch red-light runners and additional turn lanes.

Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer,

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