Ky. governor promotes public safety proposals

Ky. governor promotes public safety proposals

Ky. governor promotes public safety proposals

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 7, 2014 at 9:02 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear is floating the idea of "no-phone zones" where motorists wouldn't be allowed to talk on phones while driving.
 
The Kentucky governor told state lawmakers Tuesday night that the idea deserves consideration, given the vulnerability of schoolchildren and construction workers.
 
The idea was among several public safety ideas promoted by Beshear during his annual State of the Commonwealth address on the opening day of the legislative session.
 
Beshear says it's time Kentucky aligns its booster seat regulations with more stringent federal recommendations.
 
He also says the state needs to extend domestic violence protections to unmarried couples. He notes that Kentucky's current protective order law doesn't apply to dating couples who do not live together.

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