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Summer Months Mark Kentucky Teen Drivers Deadliest Days

Key Points of This Article: Motor vehicle crashes present a greater risk to teens’ lives (from age 15 to 18) than all other types of injury, disease, or violence. The 100 deadliest days on U.S. roadways begin in June thru August, marking the time frame as the 100 deadliest days of the year for fatal [...]

What Will It Take To End Distracted Driving Crashes in Kentucky?

Key Points of This Article: In Kentucky, distracted driving results in over 50,000 crashes and nearly 200 deaths each year. Nearly 80% of crashes and 65% of near-crashes involve some form of distraction within three seconds before the event. Talking on a cell phone – even hands-free – or texting or programming an in-vehicle infotainment [...]

How To Use Kentucky Roundabouts & Avoid Intersection Accidents

Key Points of This Article: Where roundabouts have been installed, motor vehicle crashes have declined by about 40%, and those involving injuries have been reduced by about 80%, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Modern roundabouts throughout Kentucky have been shown to increase traffic capacity through intersections by 30 – 50% while reducing congestion and [...]

Sobering Tips For Kentucky Drivers Celebrating The Holidays

Key Points of This Article Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes, which make up more than one-third of holiday-related fatal crashes. From 2010 to 2018, there were 2,485 fatalities caused by drunken driving on Thanksgiving and Christmas — 37% of the total number of holiday deaths. Kentucky state law [...]

How To Help Your Teen Become A Better Driver

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 [...]

Kentucky Counties Where Motorcycle Accidents Occur Most Often

Key Points of This Article: There are an estimated 122,360 motorcycles registered in Kentucky each year. According to Kentucky State Police, motorcyclists represent nearly 8% of the state’s fatal accidents. Jefferson, Fayette, Boone, Hardin, Warren, Kenton, and Daviess Counties have some of the highest numbers of motorcycle accidents in Kentucky. The top contributing factors for [...]