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.
Americans who are buying new cars are finding all sorts of available safety options designed to detect obstacles, warn the driver, and in some cases, take action on their own to try to prevent crashes.
Seniors (and Americans in general) are taking more medications than ever. Some two-thirds of seniors (those 65 and older) take at least five medications every day.
A Louisville woman who lost her partner of more than a decade and father of her two children to a drunk driver is sharing the family's pain upon learning that the woman who was responsible for the fatal crash was recently arrested on DUI charges.