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tractor roadway

September is harvest season for many crops, which means much of Kentucky will see an increase in farm equipment on public roadways. According to the Kentucky State Police, there were 189 collisions involving farm equipment in 2017. While one-third of those accidents were cited as being caused by inattention, other causes could have also been prevented with a little extra…

motorcycle helmet

Motorcycles can be a fun mode of transportation but offer no protection for their motorists, presenting the great need to wear a helmet. Helmets are about 67% effective in preventing brain injuries and about 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths. Just picking up a helmet and wearing it won’t ensure safety, but choosing the right helmet will decrease the margin…

motorcycle

As the sun starts to show itself more regularly and the temperatures rise, motorcycles fill the roads. The danger of motorcycles is easy to see when you take into account the lack of protection for the riders. However, there are simple steps every driver can take in order to prevent accidents involving motorcycles. Passenger vehicles should take extra caution to…

texting and driving psa

Taking your eyes off the road for just a second can result in a serious accident, yet we all do it nearly every time we drive. More than 54% of drivers admit to participating in other activities while driving. Distracted driving is any activity that takes your attention away from driving your vehicle and focusing on the road ahead. Texting…

safe cars

Sometimes accidents are unavoidable, which is why it’s important to drive a safe vehicle. Not only should you follow the speed limit and wear your seat belt, but you should also do your best to purchase a vehicle that is highly rated for its safety. To qualify for 2019 IHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the…

speeding

In 2017, speeding killed more than 9,000 people, accounting for 26% of all traffic fatalities that year. This isn’t something new, speeding has been the culprit in approximately one third of all motor vehicle fatalities for more than two decades. We all know that speeding is against the law and potentially dangerous but here’s a breakdown of why. More likely…

carseat safety tips

As winter temperatures drop parents are bundling up their children to brave the cold but those puffy layers may be putting them in danger. Car seat safety is largely dependent on proper fit and unfortunately, bulky winter coats can affect how the harness fits your child. In fact, car seat manufacturers suggest that children should wear nothing thicker than a…

seatbelt

Buckling your seat belt only takes a second but it instantly cuts your risk of fatal injury in half. While mandatory seat belt laws are in effect in 49 states, more than 10% of people don’t buckle up. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows there were 10,428 unbuckled passenger vehicle occupants killed in crashes in the United…

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