Northern Kentucky: Police begin I-71/75 traffic enforcement blitz

Drivers will be seeing more police on Interstate 71/75 in Northern Kentucky.

Officers say they’re fed up with speeding, distracted driving and crashes, so they’re out in force to slow things down.

Fort Mitchell police have been driving the effort. In two hours during the first day of enforcement on the crackdown, they said they issued 50 citations, including 38 for speeding.

They pulled in other agencies for the enforcement, saying crashes have jumped about 15 percent this year along I-71/75. As of Tuesday, there had been about 218 crashes this year, and 48 people have been hurt. Anyone who drives it knows how it can be.