Category: Distracted Driving

Maintaining Safety Around Commercial Vehicles

Maintaining Safety Around Commercial Vehicles Commercial drivers undeniably play a very important role in our everyday living. Long haul trucking is regarded as one of the most crucial jobs in the country. They help the economy by transporting goods that are used on a daily basis. However, sharing the road with commercial vehicles, such as … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 05/04/16

The Watterson Expressway: Louisville’s Most Dangerous Road

The Watterson Expressway: Louisville’s Most Dangerous Road The latest data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reveals that the road considered to have the most crashes in Louisville is Interstate 264, or the Watterson Expressway. Interstate 264, which runs in a circle on the southern side of Louisville, has had more crashes than any other road … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 04/21/16

Two Ways To Help Curb Distracted Driving Among Teens

According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, driver inattention is the leading factor in most crashes and near-crashes in the U.S. Nationwide studies revealed that nearly 80% of all crashes and 65% of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention. In 2014, driver distraction was noted as a factor in 53,500 collisions. These crashes … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 10/02/15

Will More Billboards Mean More Traffic-Related Crashes?

There is a proposed state regulation that would regulate digital LED billboards and would allow billboard owners to cut down trees that obscure their billboards. Scenic Kentucky President Marlene Grissom is disappointed with this progress. Grissom is set to appeal to the Transportation Committee that the regulation is disapproved. Grissom further argues that the spread … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 09/16/15

Fight Tech With Tech To Keep Teens Safe On The Road

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. A 2014 study from Safe Kids Worldwide revealed that teens who don’t use seat belts are also more likely to say they text while driving. That was compared to teens who do wear seat belts while driving. The study surveyed 1,000 teens aged 13 … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 08/14/15

Police Use New Tactic To Catch Distracted Drivers

San Bernardino Police have resorted to an unusual approach to stopping and catching distracted drivers. Police officers in San Bernardino, California have been dressing as panhandlers clutching cardboard signs that read “I am NOT homeless. SB Police looking for seatbelt/cell phone violations.” Chief Jarrod Burguan stated in a press release that undercover officers walked up … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 08/07/15

Using Social Media Is A Driving Hazard

First it was texting while driving; now our smartphones can do it all. They bring all sorts of distractions to drivers, anything from checking email and web surfing to checking social media. In a survey conducted by AT&T, seven out of 10 people admitted to engaging in these activities while they’re behind the wheel. Braun … Continued


Category: Distracted Driving
Published: 05/22/15