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Safe driving tips for Louisville residents

Nationwide has provided a few safe driving tips that can apply to almost any situation, and even if most drivers think these tips are basic, they are still worth going over again. The first tip that Nationwide gives is to stay attentive at all times. Cellphones are a major source of distraction, but so is eating, adjusting the radio and any other activity that takes drivers' eyes off the road.

Effective methods to avoid automobile crashes

Accidents can happen on Kentucky roads at any time without any warning. Fortunately, there are things that a person can do to lower his or chances of getting into a car wreck. Individuals who are drowsy or who have alcohol in their system should not drive as it can slow their reaction time. It is also a good idea to avoid distractions such as eating, putting on makeup or using a cellphone while a car is in motion.

Study shows that new teen drivers more likely to cause accidents

Kentucky parents who have children nearing driving age may be interested to learn that teens are most at risk for causing car accidents within their first few months of having a driver's license. According to a new report, teens are eight times more likely to crash or experience a near-miss collision within the first three months of obtaining their licenses.

Insurance data reveals that smaller cars are less safe

All of the new cars, SUVs and pickup trucks on sale in Kentucky have passed crash tests to meet federal safety standards, but some protect their occupants better than others. Figures from the Highway Loss Data Institute, which tracks accident rates and insurance claims, reveal that even an array of airbags and sophisticated accident avoidance systems are not enough to overcome the fundamental laws of physics.

Distracted driving increases in summer, warns Travelers

During the summer, there are not only more people on America's roads but also more cases of distracted drivers. Louisville residents who are planning to head out on a road trip will want to keep this in mind; that way, they can watch out for drivers who appear to be distracted as well as avoid such negligent behavior themselves.

How do you protect yourself against uninsured drivers?

The last thing you want to think about is the possibility of being involved in a car accident. But what do you do if it does happen? What if the person who hit you did not even have car insurance or not enough insurance coverage? What are your options? People drive around with no insurance every day or they are underinsured. According to a study by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), some estimated 30 million U.S. vehicle owners do not have car insurance. That is about 15%. The IRC is an organization paid for by the insurance companies.

PROMS, GRADUATIONS BRING INCREASED DANGERS ON THE ROAD

This time of year, known by high schoolers across Kentucky as prom and graduation season, causes even more worry than usual for parents of teens. Both of these events are accompanied by all-night parties where alcohol is often supplied by other teens, older siblings or even adults.

THE TOP TYPES OF DANGEROUS CONDUCT BY U.S. DRIVERS

Every weekday you get in the car and drive to work. You know a decent portion of your day is spent on the roads, so you do your best to act responsibly and safely behind the wheel. However, your fate is not entirely in your own hands. Your safety out on the roads also depends on how other drivers act.

SENATOR: AUTONOMOUS DRIVING TECHNOLOGY STILL NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Self-driving cars may well end up significantly reducing injuries and fatalities on the nation's roads. However, there are still issues that need to be worked out. Two recent fatal crashes involving autonomous vehicles have some consumers, manufacturers and legislators concerned.

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