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Speed blamed in a third of fatal teen crashes

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Officials say driving too fast is not always a crime

By Leslie Moore

Speed is a factor in a third of fatal crashes involving drivers ages 16 to 19, according to a report released last month from the Governor's Highway Safety Association.

Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette said a collision can be speed-related, even when a driver is obeying the posted speed limit, if they were driving too fast for current conditions.

"The yellow signs are advisory signs, and that sometimes confuses people," Hazlette said.


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