Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the state in a speed enforcement blitz June 30 through July 13. 

The federally-funded ‘Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine’ campaign intensifies enforcement of speed violators, with an emphasis on roadways with a high number of speed-related crashes. 

According to KOHS Acting Executive Director, speed limits are established by Kentucky statutes.


October is a time for football, colorful leaves and flannel. For the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), October 8-14 is also time for the Commonwealth’s Adopt-a-Highway groups to participate in the “Fall Sweep” to clear roadside litter.

Designate a Sober Driver This St. Patrick’s Day

Mar 13, 2017

As Kentuckians prepare to celebrate one of the country’s most popular holidays, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is reminding motorists to plan for a designated driver before the St. Patrick’s Day party begins. 

“If you know you are going to drink, plan a ride ahead of time,” said KOHS Executive Director Dr. Noelle Hunter. “Alcohol not only dangerously impairs your driving skills – it impairs your judgment. Don’t wait until you’ve been drinking to find a sober driver.”  


The rate of fatalities on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing in 2016, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). As of Oct. 24, there were 640 fatalities – 29 more than at the same time last year.

Texting-Driving Simulator at Greenup High School

Sep 18, 2013

Young people at a northeastern Kentucky high school tomorrow will get a chance to see firsthand the dangers driving while distracted can create.

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is setting up a simulator at Greenup County High School that will show students the hazards they face by driving while also attempting to send text messages or use a phone.

Pete Phillips is the school’s youth service center coordinator…

Seat Belt Use Increases

Aug 5, 2013
Insurance Journal

Many drivers say seat belts scare them.  They worry about being trapped in a sinking car.  However, a state highway safety official says such fears are unwarranted.  Bill Bell, who directs the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, says a seat belt gives you better odds of survival.