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Highlighting the dangers of drowsy driving

Given the amount of time and resources spent on educating people about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, most in Richmond might find it relatively easy to avoid putting themselves in situations where they might even consider engaging in such practices. Yet there is another form of dangerous driving that poses a threat to all who are on the road: drowsy driving. While many may not even think of texting while driving or getting behind the wheel after drinking, countless people may jump in their vehicles and drive off while tired or drowsy without giving it a second thought. 

What are the different types of distracted driving?

When you think of distracted driving, one thing typically comes to mind: cell phones. The dangers of texting while driving in Richmond (or anywhere else, for that matter), have been well-documented. Yet while the prevalence of texting from behind the wheel certainly deserves the attention it has been getting, it is by no means the only type of distraction that drivers engage in. Several other tasks (many of which appear to be seemingly mundane) can also pull one's attention away from the road, making him or her (at that exact moment) a danger to you and other motorists. 

DUI laws in Kentucky

In Kentucky, impairment does not need to be proven in a charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants. According to information from the state government, what must be proven is the driver’s blood alcohol concentration, and if it is 0.08 percent or higher, he or she can be charged with DUI. This is known as an “illegal per se” provision, or “on the face of itself.”

The ins and outs of kentucky's reckless driving laws

When life throws a curveball into one's plans, time can be of the essence. It is for this reason, and many others, that countless Kentucky drivers face dangerous wrecks on the road. While Kentucky has relatively lenient reckless driving laws as compared to other states, a single charge can come with many lasting consequences. 

How many lives are lost to collisions with large animals?

Fatal motor vehicle collisions happen for many reasons. In some cases, lives are lost as a result of drunk driving, whole other fatal accidents happen because of ice on the roadway. However, it is important to keep in mind that other causes, which may not always have as much media coverage, can also prove fatal. For example, people lose their lives after colliding with large animals, such as deer. Regardless of the cause of a fatal accident, the loss can be devastating for families and drivers should always focus on preventing these collisions from occurring.

How long do I have to file a car accident report?

The clock starts ticking the moment you have an accident in Kentucky, so it is important to understand the state’s traffic laws and regulations so you can protect your rights. The Bluegrass State limits your time to report an accident, as well as settlement limits and more.

Kentucky sees increase in traffic fatalities

If you have driven for any amount of time in Kentucky, you know that accidents can and do happen. You also know, however, that there are things that people can do to reduce the chance of being in or causing an accident. Refraining from driving after drinking or when tired, obeying speed limits and allowing sufficient space between vehicles are just a few of these things. Sadly there are many drivers who refuse to take these steps. This leaves many people injured or even dead due to senseless accidents.

Wrong-way drugged driver hits pickup truck

Drivers in Kentucky often associated impaired driving with drinking. However, the consumption of alcohol is not the only thing that can result in a driver being unable to safely and legally operate a motor vehicle. Driving while under the influence of drugs is also a problem that can plague the roads and put innocent people at risk unnecessarily. An example of this can be seen in a wreck that happened recently in Williamsburg.

How many drivers are distracted by cell phones?

The digital age has transformed the way people live, from social interactions to conducting business. In many ways, smartphones and other technological advancements have improved lives significantly. Unfortunately, technology also has downsides, such as leading to more drivers becoming distracted by their gadgets. Whether you use a cell phone regularly or are worried about the likelihood of being struck by someone on their phone, it is important to look over statistics on how prevalent distracted driving due to cell phones really is.

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