Category: Kentucky Driving

Tips To Avoid Hydroplaning

Driving in the rain can be slow moving. This can lead to people becoming impatient. While rain isn’t always dangerous, it’s riskier to drive in than a normal sunny day. Related: Tips For Driving In The Rain What is hydroplaning? Hydroplaning occurs when a car loses traction on wet roads and its tires are unable … Continued

Published: 08/28/20

Tips For Driving In The Rain

We can’t control the weather. Rain can hinder both drivers and pedestrian’s ability to see, your ability to brake quickly, and your ability to handle your vehicle like normal. Here are a few helpful tips for both drivers and pedestrians on how to drive and walk safely in the rain. Tips for drivers: If it … Continued

Published: 07/31/20

Marijuana Legalization In Kentucky Raises Big Questions

Kentucky Could Legalize Medical and Recreational Marijuana According to a study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Safety, there’s no clear way to test whether a driver is impaired by THC. THC is the chemical found in marijuana that makes users “high”. Currently, six states – Colorado, Montana, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington – where … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 05/18/16

How To Drive Safely In Foggy Weather Conditions

After the snow, now comes rain and fog to greet Kentucky drivers. Driving in fog can be extremely dangerous as your vision is impaired. Please be extra careful. In the Traffic Crash Analysis Report of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet from 2010-2014, an annual average of 125,771 crashes were recorded, 662 of which were fatal. Although there … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 03/10/16

How To Drive Safely On Slippery Roads In Kentucky

As a snowstorm swept across several U.S. states including Kentucky, drivers were left to brave the slippery road conditions. In Kentucky, some motorists were stranded for hours in traffic. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also lost one employee. He was plowing snow from highways. Christopher Adams called his supervisor to report that his snow plow had … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 01/27/16

Kentucky Files Bill To Promote School Bus Safety

School buses are considered the safest mode of transportation, but that doesn’t mean they’re crash-proof. Safety measures still need to be taken seriously. If they aren’t, then potentially fatal crashes will happen. In September of 2015, a 5-year-old boy died after being hit by a school bus. Jayden Hawkins, a kindergarten student from Butler County, … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 01/25/16

KOHS, MADD And Brown-Forman Team Up For Road Safety

The holiday season isn’t over yet and neither is the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Brown-Forman have spearheaded the campaign aimed to keep drunk drivers from getting on the road. The campaign encourages Kentucky drivers to drive sober and make the holiday … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 12/30/15

Where Are The Worst Drivers In The Country?

Montana drivers were ranked the worst drivers this year according to a study conducted by the Montana has high speed limits and severe winter weather. That’s a bad combination. Montana drivers were also voted the worst in 2014. Second place goes to both New Mexico and South Carolina. Related: Gas Prices Lowest Since 2008 … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 12/16/15

Kentucky Police Awarded For Efforts Against Impaired Driving

On December 2, 2015, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recognized 142 law enforcement officers in Kentucky from various agencies. They were recognized for their efforts to remove impaired drivers from roads. The Kentucky State Police, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, will continue to crack down on impaired drivers as they launch the … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 12/14/15

Police Will Be Patrolling Kentucky Roads This Holiday Season

This holiday season, Kentucky State Police will be implementing Operation R.A.I.D. (Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted drivers from Kentucky Roadways). Police forces will focus on specific areas. They will also be using a unique enforcement plan, so make sure you are following the law! Dangerous time to drive Thanksgiving and the holiday season are among … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 12/02/15

How To Deal With Busier Roads This Thanksgiving

If you felt that Kentucky roads were busy and congested last year, then get ready because this year is predicted to be even busier! According to AAA Travel, 46.9 million Americans will take to the roads to drive from their home during this Thanksgiving holiday. This is a 0.6% increase from the number of travelers … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 11/25/15

Gas Prices Lowest Since 2008 In Kentucky

Thanksgiving is here! To make this Thanksgiving even more special, gas prices are set to be the lowest since 2008. If you paid around $2.07 for a gallon of gasoline in Kentucky in 2014, expect to pay less than that this year. The average gas price around the Louisville area is $1.92 per gallon. However, … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 11/25/15

Dealing With Aggressive Drivers On Kentucky Roads

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), aggressive driving accounts for approximately one-third of Kentucky’s collisions. Last October, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) ran a campaign called Operation Remove Aggressive, Impaired and Distracted Drivers from Kentucky Roadways (R.A.I.D.). This campaign was unique in that the operational plan was based on crash activity in … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 11/23/15

Road Collisions: Crash vs. Accident

Which term is more appropriate to use, crash or accident? Have you ever been confused with these two words? Some tend to use these terms interchangeably, but should you? Related: Vehicle Crashes Are The Leading Cause Of Injury, Death In U.S. NHTSA: Crash versus accident campaign In a campaign launched by the National Highway Traffic … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 11/12/15

Kentucky Traffic Deaths Are On The Rise In 2015

The lower gas prices and better weather has allowed more people to travel. While traveling is great, it has also increased the number of traffic deaths in Kentucky. Both gas prices and weather combined with other factors like not wearing seat belts and distracted driving have caused the traffic deaths to significantly rise this year. … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 10/30/15

Louisville Teams Up With Waze To Improve City Traffic

Avoid terrible traffic jams in Metro Louisville with the help of Waze, a community-based traffic and navigation app. In September 2015, Mayor Greg Fischer, the Office of Performance Improvement and the Public Works Department announced that Louisville was named the fifth city in the U.S. to develop a partnership with Waze. Metro Louisville has teamed … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 10/23/15

October Marks The Seasonal Jump In Deer Activity

Brace yourselves! October is here, and it’s the start of the annual three-month increase of deer collisions in Kentucky. This is the time of year when the likelihood of encountering a deer on the road increases dramatically. In 2014, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) reported a total of 3,092 deer collisions, which resulted to 62 … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 10/09/15

School Bus Safety Tips: What To Teach Our Children

In the United States, 23 million students take the bus back and forth to school daily. However, is taking a bus still safe for students? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), school buses are the safest mode of transportation for children traveling to or from school. Students are also 50 times more … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 10/07/15

Always Buckle Up, It Can Save Your Life

In Kentucky, drivers and passengers can be cited and fined for not wearing their seat belt. Since the primary seat belt law was passed, Kentucky’s seat belt usage rate rose to 86.1% in 2014 from 67.2% in 2006. This is quite an accomplishment for all Kentucky drivers since the national average rate is 87%. Related: … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 09/18/15

Cars Issuing Report Cards For Teen Driving Habits

Report cards aren’t exclusive to schools anymore. Soon, cars will be issuing report cards, too. Start-ups and global car manufacturers have introduced services that will allow parents to see and restrict the driving behavior of their young drivers. Related: Tips To Lower Insurance Costs For Young Drivers Driving report cards In a report published by … Continued

Category: Kentucky Driving
Published: 09/14/15