In existence since 1998, Brake Safety Week will take place in 2015 from Sept. 6 to Sept. 12. It is run by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance and involves law enforcement agencies from around the country. The focus is on outreach and education by the CMV in addition to physical brake inspections on large trucks and buses. A typical inspection will look for loose parts, leaking fluid and worn drums or brake pads.
On July 12, an 11-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident in Woodford County. Three others were injured in the crash. According to the Versailles Police, a car was turning left from Midway Road onto Versailles Road around 3:50 a.m. when a pickup truck driving west on Versailles Road ran the red light and struck it. An 11-year-old passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Three other occupants in the vehicle were transported to the University of Kentucky Hospital with undisclosed injuries.