School Year Driving Reminders for Your Teen Back to school congested roads mixed with excited yet inexperienced, distracted, lack of seat belt using operators who have riskier driving habits like speeding, school zones are naturally the home of a driving disaster waiting to happen for many of Kentucky’s teens. In fact, the number of young drivers [...]
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Key Points of This Article: A new school year can serve as an excellent time to be reminded of the importance of the good driver behaviors we are all responsible for, such as staying patient and always alert. Each year in the U.S., about 100 children are killed while traveling to or from school, and [...]
Key Points of This Article: The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17% during the summer months for young, inexperienced drivers. Nationwide, seven people died each day in teen-related summertime crashes from 2008 to 2018. Parents remain the best line of defense to keep everyone safe behind the wheel by educating teens on the [...]
Synopsis Distracted drivers remain a leading cause behind school year car, bus, and truck accidents and texting while driving has become a significant contributor to distracted driving accidents for drivers of all ages in school zones. No form of mobile phone use is safe while driving but carrying on social conversations through the use of texting, social [...]
Synopsis The risk for fatal teen crashes increases by 17 percent between Memorial Day and Labor Day. This is known as the "100 Deadliest Days" for young, inexperienced drivers. Kentucky has one of the highest fatal teen crash rates in the nation caused by young drivers who are drinking and driving, speeding and driving distracted. [...]
Synopsis The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says drivers who text message are the highest percentage of those involved in fatal distracted driving crashes. Distracted driving was responsible for 2,994 fatal crashes in 2017 and countless accident-related injuries which impacted not only the victims, but also families and friends. In Kentucky, the law bans texting [...]
Teen Driver’s Fatal Mistakes Caused Prom Night Crash Two passengers were hurt, and another teen passenger was killed when a 17-year-old driver was operating a 2013 Tesla at speeds faster than 100 mph on Milkin Road in Liberty Township and then lost control and drove into a telephone pole. The Butler County Sheriff's Office recently released documents [...]
Distracted Driving Epidemic Is Worsening Although we had been applauding the general decline of highway deaths in the United States since 2007, recent reports are starting to see that downward trend reverse. More than ten people are killed and 1,000 are injured each day in the U.S. as a result of distracted driving. From 2014 [...]
Scottsville City Worker Killed After Being Hit By Driver Kentucky State Police recently reported a two-vehicle collision in the city of Scottsville that caused the wrongful death of a waste collection worker. Preliminary investigation reports indicated that Kenny Manion, 58 of Scottsville was operating a 2011 GMC Yukon headed east on Locust Street when he [...]
Key Points of This Article On average, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports nearly 6,000 people are killed, and over 445,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year. Western Kentucky drivers are bracing for cooler weather and freezing temps that can produce slick rain, blinding fog, and unexpected slippery road conditions caused by [...]