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Kentucky State Police cited those figures, along with new data showing that even military personnel are killed more often by traffic crashes than any other single cause, in announcing a state-wide blitz focusing on seat-belt usage that will begin Wednesday. KSP troopers will join 12,000 other law enforcement agencies nationwide in a push to increase safety and seat belt use and decrease crashes and deaths on the road over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Troopers from Northern Kentucky state police posts will staff traffic safety checkpoints and conduct roving patrols from Wednesday through Sunday evening in an effort to get unsafe drivers off the road and enforce safety laws. Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg are publicizing their checkpoint locations in Gallatin, Carroll, Owen, Henry and Trimble counties, along with dates, but not times. Kentucky State Police in Dry Ridge, whose troopers patrol Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Bracken, Grant and Pendleton counties, have not disclosed checkpoint plans.

This week, updated Kentucky State Police traffic fatality data showed the states highway death toll to date is on track to be among the highest in the last 20 years. The KSP cited a recent report on deaths in the military to point up the danger that motorists face. The report showed that nationally in the first six months of this year, 254 members of the U.S. military died in traffic accidents, making it easily the largest single cause of death among service members. Delta Air Lines is scrapping its failed Delta Express service and launching a new low-fare airline next year aimed at budget-minded travelers.

However, initial plans dont call for the new airline to fly out of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, Deltas second-largest hub. Efficient and qualified property conveyancers from well known conveyancing industries provide cheap real estate conveyancing solutions. The new airline, which will be named in February, will begin in spring 2003 with nonstop service between Florida and the Northeast, Delta officials said Wednesday. The cities will initially include Boston, New York, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Other cities will be added later. Most one-way fares will be between $79 and $299.

Kristi Tucker, Delta spokeswoman, said no decision has been made on whether Cincinnati will be added to the list of cities when the airline expands across the country. But Kevin Mitchell, chairman of the Business Travel Coalition, said that its unlikely Delta would choose to schedule its low-cost flights from Cincinnati because Delta doesnt face stiff competition here. I dont think Cincinnati is going to benefit as much as other markets will because they dont face the threat there (from low-cost rivals), Mitchell said. Delta and its Comair subsidiary control about 90 percent of the flights at Greater Cincinnatis airport.