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Teen drivers and the '100 deadliest days' of summer

Summer's here once again, with fun times guaranteed for most of us. However, there are many teen drivers -- 260 on average each month of the season -- who will die on our roads and highways. We're starting the "100 deadliest days of summer," and while many teens will simply enjoy the time off of school and have fun with their friends and family, some -- far too many -- won't be around when school starts again.

The statistics about teen driving tell the story:

How do I stay safe on a motorcycle?

Riding a motorcycle is both exhilarating and dangerous all at the same time. Even the most experienced riders can find themselves in a troubling situation when on a bike. Riders should do everything they can to protect themselves when operating or riding on a motorcycle. So, how does one protect themselves when riding a motorcycle?

Even though the state of Kentucky has a partial helmet law, which covers riders 20 and younger, it is still a safe idea to wear a helmet each time you get on a motorcycle. A helmet will only add increased protection to your head in the event of a crash, which can send you flying hundreds of feet into other objects.

Tips For Staying Safe Over The 4th Of July Holiday Weekend

As the 4th of July festivities get closer, you might be more worried about having enough food and drinks for your guests, or wondering about the best location for camping and enjoying a barbecue than you are about driving safety.

How do I spot a distracted driver?

One of the most alarming epidemics in the country right now is distracted driving. It is causing thousands of accidents per day and leaving families torn apart due to tragic injuries and even death. Distracted driving has gotten increasingly worse as mobile phones have evolved over the years. Here's how you can spot a distracted driver on the roads of Kentucky.

If you come upon a vehicle and the driver is wearing headphones, he or she will definitely be distracted. Listening to music or a podcast in this manner while driving tends to lead to daydreaming, which can be very problematic when you are behind the wheel of a vehicle. The driver also won't be able to hear your horn or the sirens of any emergency vehicles.

Guidelines Your Children Should Follow To Remain Safe on the Road

As a parent, one of your responsibilities is to guide your child in the right direction. So, whether it's left or right on the roadway, the following tips should be shared with your son or daughter in order to ensure their well-being while driving.

Five Measures Drivers Can Take to Promote Vehicular Safety

You are probably familiar with the clever line from a famous late comedian, "Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?" We wish to help you avoid being identified as either one of those two. Driving with safety in mind can drastically reduce your risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Every time you get behind the wheel please remember the five safety measures outlined below to ensure safe arrival to your destination.

4 Signs You Need a Lawyer

Accidents are unfortunately a part of life. They happen to the best of us, even when we are trying to be careful. If you have been involved in an accident that has left you injured, you will want to receive compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages if you have to miss time at work. It means filing a personal injury claim, which means you will need legal representation. Here are four signs that you need a lawyer.

4 Little Known Ways to Prevent an Auto Accident

We hear reports of car accidents on a daily basis. These can range from minor collisions to fatal occurrences. While certain factors, like driving at the proper speed, abstaining from drugs and alcohol and getting proper rest are widely-known ways to avoid an auto accident, there are other things you can prevent one that you might not know about.

How to spot a drunk truck driver in Kentucky

Drunk driving claims the lives of thousands of people across the country each year. It is a problem that law enforcement officials work toward rectifying each day. As long as people continue to make bad decisions, there will be drunk driving accidents. Here are some tips for spotting drunk truck drivers on the roads of Kentucky.

A drunk truck driver could exhibit any of the following signs when behind the wheel and inebriated:

Alleged drunk driver claims the life of a Jefferson County woman

A 35-year-old man has been charged with murder for his alleged role in causing a fatal Jefferson County, Kentucky, crash the afternoon of Monday, May 22, 2017. The crash, which occurred around 12:30 p.m., along National Turnpike, claimed the life of a 41-year-old woman at the accident scene.

In the accident report, released by Louisville Metro Police Department, it describes the defendant as having been driving his maroon SUV along the Outer Loop portion of the highway at the time the crash occurred. As he did, it's reported that he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic in the process.

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