Transportation Cabinet urges caution during the US 68 yard sale

Published 9:45 am Saturday, June 3, 2017

June 1st through 4th across Kentucky’s scenic historic highway

KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET

News release

LEXINGTON – As Central Kentucky participates in the US 68 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 more information about the 400 Mile Yard Sale along US 68 please visit: http://www.400mile.com/