Accident reduction effort under way in Louisville

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by WHAS11

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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 6:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Law enforcement agencies from about 30 states are teaming up in Louisville this week to come up with strategies to make driving safer across the country.

The combined accident reduction effort or operation care aims to reduce speeding, impaired driving and failure to use seatbelts.

This week's conference includes discussions on the impact of legalized marijuana on traffic stops and texting while driving.

“We've seen a decline over the last couple of decades, tremendous declines in a lot of different areas and it gives us an opportunity to share ideas and programs and initiatives for a couple of days and see what's working in other states and maybe something that you can take home and implement in your state as well,” Commissioner Rodney Brewer, with Kentucky State Police, said.

Brewer says after Kentucky borrowed the "Highways or Die-ways" program from South Carolina in the 1990s, the Commonwealth experienced a dramatic decrease in traffic deaths.
 

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