Drowsy driving causes thousands of car crashes each year, not just in Kentucky and Indiana, but across the US. Please see the presentation below to find out how you can prevent yourself from driving while drowsy.
Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day are just a couple of the recently passed events in the US that may have led to spikes in drunk driving accidents. But these crashes remain a serious problem every day of the year, in Kentucky and all over the country. In fact, one in three traffic fatalities in the US involve a drunk driver, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Here are more CDC stats related...Read More
Agencies and organizations across the country recognize March as Brain Injury Awareness Month. This is a time to spread awareness about the seriousness and prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and how it affects the lives of those who suffer such injuries.
Like anyone else, people who have suffered TBI want a full, happy life. A home, loved ones and security. Although a person living with TBI may face...Read More
We all have days in which our schedules are too full. Though it may be tempting to speed to make up time, doing so puts your own life and the lives of others on the road at risk. Thousands of fatalities are caused by these car accidents each year, including hundreds in the Kentucky and Indiana areas.
Seven hundred sixty-one people lost their lives in fatal crashes in Kentucky in 2015 (the latest year with available statistics). With our state's population of 4,425,092 that year, the rate of death caused by motor vehicle accidents was 17.2 per 100,000 people.
Behind these numbers are thousands of tragic stories. Thousands of families whose lives were forever altered. Most of the...Read More
Yes, all available statistics show us that young drivers – especially those age 16 to 19 – are more likely to get in a crash than other age groups. But there's also a promising trend of falling rates of teen accidents. Since 1975, motor vehicle deaths among teens have fallen 73 percent for males and 58 percent for females, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety....Read More
Hundreds of cyclists are killed in traffic accidents each year in the US and thousands more are injured. Whether you are a cyclist or not, perhaps you want to do everything you can to prevent these tragedies on Kentucky roads. Bicycling in our state is flourishing, and a little extra caution on all sides may be all that is needed to reduce these incidents and the devastating...Read More
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Louisville and the surrounding areas, effective from 7 am Thursday through 7 am Friday. This advisory says that Louisville residents can expect the first significant snowfall of the season starting tomorrow morning, with up to 3 to 4 inches of snow possible through Friday. It's likely that the roadways will be packed with snow for the next 24 to 48 hours. Here are some things...Read More
Not just in Louisville, KY but across the country, drowsy driving is a big problem: It is a significant contributor to car accidents in this country. In fact, 1 out of 6 fatal auto accidents are directly caused by drowsy driving. One of every 8 accidents requiring hospitalization is caused by drowsy driving. Preventing this behavior could save numerous lives each year and spare even more people...Read More
Did you know the rate of auto accident fatalities in Kentucky is increasing? The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety said there were 640 accident fatalities as of October 24 (when the press release was issued). That's 29 more deaths than the same time in 2015.
Here are several other startling facts about the 640 fatalities:
- 238 of the people who died were not wearing seat belts
- 154 deaths occurred in accidents...