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Kentucky’s DUI Fatality Risk Increases Over Summer Months

Key Points of This Article: According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, alcohol-impaired drivers represent about 12% of those killed in Kentucky fatal crashes and contribute to nearly 20% of all alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities each year. On average, men are more likely than women to be involved in fatal DUI crashes, and for every four [...]

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 [...]

Sleepy Drivers: As Dangerous As Drunk Drivers

Key Points of This Article American drivers are getting behind the wheel while feeling tired or fatigued too often. The NHTSA reports 4,111 fatalities in motor vehicle crashes involving drowsy driving between 2013 and 2017. Exhausted truck drivers pose an extreme risk to motorists on the road due to their demanding drive schedules and general disregard [...]

By |2020-02-13T14:00:03+00:00October 16th, 2019|Auto Accidents, Car Accident, Drinking and Driving|0 Comments

Drinking and Driving Spikes During the Holidays

Stay Sober: Impaired Driving on The Rise Over Holiday Season While drunk driving related-collision numbers have declined over the years, Kentucky was still home to 175 alcohol related fatalities and 1,974 injuries in 2016 with increases noted during the Thanksgiving thru New Year’s holidays. Also on the rise are the more than 1,400 drug-related collisions, [...]

Amish Man the Victim of Most Recent Kentucky Drunk Driving Accident

Driver Who Hit and Killed Amish Buggy Driver Was Drunk Kentucky State Police in Lincoln County say a 64-year-old drunk driver is responsible for the death of a 52-year-old Amish man after she collided with the buggy he was driving on Ky. 39. Sadly, the buggy driver was ejected from the carriage and pronounced dead [...]

By |2018-09-25T14:08:51+00:00September 17th, 2018|Auto Accidents, Drinking and Driving, Kentucky News|0 Comments

Expect Heavy Traffic During Fourth of July Week

Majority of Holiday Travelers Choose Driving as a Way to Travel AAA has announced the expectation of a whopping 46.9 million Americans to travel away from home this Independence Day holiday. And, nearly 40 million of these travelers will be using a car or truck to road trip at least 50 miles to get there. [...]

Drivers Killed in Crashes in 2017 Were More Likely To Be On Drugs Than Drunk

Drugged Driving Is Now More Prevalent Than Drunk Driving The U.S. Department of Transportation’s and National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration’s research has shown that a growing majority of crashes, particularly those resulting in serious injury or fatality, involved someone driving under the influence. And, “driving under the influence” doesn’t just refer to the influence [...]

Going to a Holiday Party? Make Sure You Have A Designated Driver

Don’t Let Family and Friends Turn Into Drunk Drivers This Holiday Naturally, with so many more of us preparing to attend holiday parties, dinners and events, the likelihood of being offered an adult beverage is going to be prevalent. So, as you prepare to celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays, Rhoads & Rhoads is [...]

By |2021-03-24T20:20:56+00:00December 14th, 2017|Auto Accidents, Drinking and Driving, Personal Injury|0 Comments

3 Common Home Injuries You Can Avoid This Holiday Season

The Holiday Season Sees a Spike In Accidents Around the House Although it is the last thing you want to happen, the holidays are a time when accidents around the home are more likely. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the average number of visits to doctor’s offices and/or emergency departments each year [...]

13 Safe Driving Tips for the Upcoming Kentucky Winter Weather

Slick Roads Often Arrive with Late Fall Cold Fronts and Early Winter Air Most of western Kentucky will be bracing for cooler weather in the coming weeks. These late fall cold fronts often slide through with cloudy skies and scattered showers, and lows that dip into freezing temps overnight, leaving winter-like air covering most areas [...]