When Kentucky high schools let out for the summer, you can expect an influx of inexperienced teen drivers on the state’s roadways, and as more teenagers take to the roads, crashes and automotive fatalities often increase. The length of time between Memorial Day and Labor is such a dangerous time to be on the road, in fact, that this period has become known as summer’s “100 Deadliest Days.” At Russell & Ireland Law Group, LLC, we know that automotive fatalities involving teen drivers rise considerably during the summer months, and we have helped many people who experienced an injury or lost a loved one in a car crash seek recourse in the aftermath.
As spring arrives, many people in Kentucky may be motivated to be out and about on foot more than they were during the winter months. Certainly, this can be a pleasant thing and even good for one's health. The benefits of walking, jogging or running have been proven indeed. However, there are also risks associated with these activities and one of those risks comes in the form of motorists.
People who live in Kentucky know that motor vehicle accidents can and do happen regardless of how safely they drive themselves. Despite knowing the facts about how to be safe on the roads, all too many drivers make negligent and reckless choices that put themselves and others in harm's way. In some situations, people might be lucky that a crisis could be averted but in other situations, tragedy can result.
Being involved in a motor vehicle collision can be a stressful and scary process, and likely an experience that you may wish to avoid at all costs. Unfortunately, avoiding an accident could prove nearly impossible at times, as one can occur at virtually any moment and under a variety of circumstances.
If you are like many other drivers in Kentucky and across the United States, you may have used your hand-held cellphone while driving in traffic. The dangers of engaging in this deadly act are apparent, as thousands of Americans have lost their lives in car accidents caused by distracted driving. Although it is legal to use a hand-held cellphone while driving in Kentucky, this practice is prohibited in several other states. Many people have turned to using hands-free devices are they are thought to be a safe alternative to using a hand-held device. Studies show, however, that people may want to reconsider using hands-free devices while behind the wheel.
You make your way to town, looking forward to an afternoon of shopping. All of a sudden, a fellow motorist on the road hits your car, and the next thing you know, you're on the way to the hospital.
If you are like most people in Kentucky, you take care to drive your vehicle safely so as to protect yourself, your family and people in other vehicles. This would seem like something that every driver should do but, unfortunately, many people seem to be more concerned about other things and end up putting safety on the back burner. Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that drinking and driving and speeding continue to be noted factors in many vehicular deaths across Kentucky.
When you are driving, it often requires your full attention and then some to keep from becoming distracted. Often, you may encounter hazards that could potentially be dangerous if you are not prepared for them. At Russell Ireland Law Group, LLC, we have helped many people in Kentucky who are the victims of car accidents.
If you read or watch the news, you no doubt learn about more vehicle accidents than you would like to think happen in Kentucky. Even with numerous public awareness campaigns and strong law enforcement, too many drivers make choices that are dangerous not only for themselves for but anyone else who might happen to be on the road at the same time. From driving while texting to drag racing down area streets, there is no shortage to the negligent behaviors that result in serious accidents and even deaths.
Getting enough sleep is something many people struggle with here in the United States. In today’s busy world, finding the time to get the recommended amount can be challenging. However, it is incredibly important. Sleep deprivation can cause many problems, including traffic safety problems.