Tickets Up, Deaths Down In 2017 Lexington Traffic Report

Posted at 1:37 PM, May 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 13:37:28-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Police released their overall traffic report for 2017.

Overall traffic citations were up, including for DUI arrests, while fatal collisions fell significantly in 2017, according to a report issued Wednesday by the Lexington Police Department.

The annual traffic report shows details large and small about police interactions related to a variety of road issues.

Among the findings: Traffic citations were up more than 15 percent year over year, including a jump of more than 27 percent in speeding tickets. Registration violations were up nearly 17 percent and seat belt violations bumped up more than 5 percent.

DUI arrests also rose over 2016’s numbers by 8.7 percent, while accidents involving alcohol actually fell nearly 8 percent.

The report says 35 people died in 34 collisions, a decrease in road deaths on Lexington’s streets of about 30 percent.

You can view the entire report below: