Category: Law Spotlight

Self-Driving Cars Still Need Humans To Take Charge

Self-driving cars have come a long way but recent reports show they still would need humans. In 2014, California passed a law that required autonomous vehicle manufacturers to submit disengagement reports. Disengagement refers to any period in which the human driver has to take manual control of the vehicle. Several car makers have already submitted … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 02/09/16

Kentucky Bill Requires Kids To Wear Bicycle Helmets

Riding a bicycle is fun and healthy. For kids, there’s nothing like a day spent with their friends biking around the neighborhood. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents happen. In April 2010, TJ Floyd, from Oldham County, suffered from a brain injury after falling off his bike and hitting his head on the concrete. Today, after seven surgeries, … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 02/03/16

Kentucky Considering Roadside Driver Drug Tests

Like drunk driving, driving while under the influence of drugs can also take lives. In Kentucky, state officials are testing portable roadside drug test kits to curb drugged driving. These kits include a mouth swab and a screening device that can analyze saliva samples for up to 10 drugs within minutes. Supporters say this will … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 09/28/15

Kentucky To Require Ignition Interlocks With New Law

We might see more ignition interlock devices in action soon. According to Kentucky transportation officials, the state is very close to finalizing regulations that will require drunk drivers to install ignition interlocks in their cars. The ignition interlock license will be part of the consequences for repeat offenders or first offenders with aggravating circumstances such … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 09/04/15

New Law Allows Kentucky Motorcyclists To Run Red Lights

Kentucky motorcyclists no longer need to wait in vain for the traffic light to turn green. It’s now legal in Kentucky for motorcyclists to run a red light as long as they’ve already waited at least two lighting cycles and there are no vehicles in the intersection. Motorcyclists have been looking forward to this day … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 07/20/15

New Booster Seat Law Takes Effect In Kentucky

A new Kentucky child safety law has taken effect. It requires children younger than eight or under 57 inches tall to be secured in a booster seat while riding in a vehicle. This law went into effect on Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Related: Child Car Seat Safety Booster Seat Law House Bill 315 or the … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 06/25/15

Kentucky Reverse Bad Faith In Insurance Claims

Contracts are the hardest documents to sign. This is especially true if the contract involves ownership that, when put in jeopardy, can cause inconvenience and are not easily replaced if lost. Once you put your name on a contract, the deal is closed. It signifies your agreement to everything written on the document. Although it’s … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 06/08/15

Kentucky Boating Safety Tips

Exploring and boating on Kentucky lakes is a fun activity for families during the summer season. However, there are things you need to check before heading out with the kids. First off, boating is regulated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to ensure safety and preserve the natural environment. Related: 10 Main … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 06/05/15

New Cameras On School Buses Catch Illegal Passers

It’s illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Despite this, there are still drivers who don’t stop. To put an end to this, school districts are getting help from new technology to catch violators. Cameras that activate when the school bus stop sign arm extends are being installed … Continued

Category: Law Spotlight
Published: 02/16/15