Slip Slidin’ Away

Slip Slidin’ Away

February 10,2015

The majority of winter weather deaths in the U.S. are caused by icy road accidents. While some of these accidents result from drivers' not exercising due care in bad weather, many involve average drivers traveling at normal speeds who suddenly and unexpectedly encounter ice. Ice cannot always be easily seen, so drivers may not have advance warning of icy conditions. Don't Overestimate Your Driving Abilities A common...

Maybe You Should Buy That Bigger Vehicle After All

February 02,2015

Worldwide, the most common cause of unintentional death is a motor vehicle crash. Is there a way to improve your changes of surviving a head-on collision? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in 2012, there were 5,419,000 police-reported motor vehicle traffic crashes that killed 33,561 people. Fatalities rose 3.3 percent from 32,479 in 2011. The NHTSA further estimates that 10 million o...

Even Ambulances Have Accidents

January 27,2015

Imagine a child in your care feeling so ill that you call an ambulance for help. Once inside the emergency vehicle and en route to the hospital, you're safe, right? Wrong. Even ambulances can be involved in traffic accidents, which can delay critical treatments. A local minor and his guardian learned this lesson the hard way one recent December afternoon when the ambulance they were riding in was hit head-on while trave...

Stats Show You Can’t Drink and Drive Responsibly

December 22,2014

Operating a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol is risky behavior. Even a small amount of alcohol can make someone an unsafe driver because it is a depressant that affects vision, coordination, reaction time, and judgment. Kentucky has strict laws for drunk driving, and a person is considered legally intoxicated if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is more than 0.08. A DWI/DUI conviction can carry a mandatory jail sente...

Being Thankful for Safe Travels

December 02,2014

Whenever there's a national holiday, most of us focus on the time we get off from work and school, seeing our family and friends, celebrating a religious or civic occasion, and perhaps indulging in food and drink. Few of us take any time to reflect on safety, on whether we will arrive at our holiday destination or whether our loved ones will make it to us. Traffic accidents don't take days off The National Safety Counc...

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