Did you know the rate of auto accident fatalities in Kentucky is increasing? The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety said there were 640 accident fatalities as of October 24 (when the press release was issued). That’s 29 more deaths than the same time in 2015.
Here are several other startling facts about the 640 fatalities:
You can read the full press release here.
This tragic uptick in roadway deaths reflects a rising trend of auto accident deaths nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has said estimates for the first half of 2016 showed a 10.4 percent jump compared to the first half of 2015.
These deaths are devastating. They are indeed tragedies, and they also serve as important reminders that we should all do our best to be better drivers. The US Department of Transportation says about 90 percent of all crashes are a result of a preventable driver error. With the Thanksgiving holiday this week, roads will be busy, people will be stressed, and you can expect generally hectic traveling conditions. So please take a moment to remind yourself of these basic safer driving habits:
Please see more tips here.