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