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Contact:  Natasha F. Lacy
Public Information Officer
District 7 - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
KYTC.District7Info@ky.gov
(859) 246-2355
(859) 246-2689 ext. 265
http://transportation.ky.gov/District-7
Transportation Cabinet urges caution during
the U.S. 127 yard sale August 7, 8 and 9
Message boards will be in place warning motorists not to park on shoulders; cars may be towed
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 6, 2014) – As Central Kentucky prepares for the annual U.S. 127 Yard Sale, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has some reminders for shoppers and other motorists.
 
First and foremost:  No sales or parking on state right of way.  It is a safety hazard and also illegal under KRS.177.106.  The Cabinet wants to ensure that drivers have the proper amount of sight distance for intersections, driveway entrances and curves.  Any encroachment on state right of way requires a permit from the cabinet.
 
Other reminders:
 
  • Watch for parked cars, slowed traffic and vehicles turning into or out of side streets and driveways.
 
  • Park a safe distance from the highway, preferably outside a 22-foot “recovery zone” extending from the white line on the pavement edge.  This area gives motorists room in which to maneuver in case of trouble. 
 
  • Watch for pedestrians, and especially for children and pets in the area of yard sales.
 
  • Use seat belts, obey posted speed limits and other traffic laws, and refrain from drinking and driving.
 
For up-to-date traffic and travel information dial 511 or visit www.511.ky.gov for the latest statewide traffic updates.
 
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