Seven hundred sixty-one people lost their lives in fatal crashes in Kentucky in 2015 (the latest year with available statistics). With our state’s population of 4,425,092 that year, the rate of death caused by motor vehicle accidents was 17.2 per 100,000 people.
Behind these numbers are thousands of tragic stories. Thousands of families whose lives were forever altered. Most of the fatalities were passengers or drivers in their vehicles; some were bicyclists or pedestrians.
We can all take steps toward reducing – and maybe in the future, eliminating – these deaths by committing to be more aware, conscious drivers. Of course, drivers are not always the people at fault. But by brushing up on these basic traffic safety laws in Kentucky, you can reduce your risk of a deadly accident:
You can see more safety laws for our state here.
Safety agencies have developed these laws for a reason. Although they sometimes get modified, repealed or reinstated over the years, you can more or less expect the basic traffic laws to stay the same.