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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It takes less than two hours to drive northeast of Louisville to get to Hebron. The Cincinnati suburb that has a population of about 6,000 was the site of a recent fatal motor vehicle crash that involved two cars and a pick-up truck.
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.
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.
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.
Car accidents cost millions upon millions of dollars each year. The cost of a car accident is not singular. Yes, car accidents cost quite a bit of money when it comes to physical damage to the vehicle, but they also cost money in various other ways. One of those ways is when the victim of a car accident cannot return to work and winds up going into debt. This is another cost of car accidents.