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How to drive safely around large trucks

The roads of Kentucky can be scary for even the most seasoned drivers. One way to remain safe is to take matters into your own hands. The scary thing is that you can never trust other drivers to be as safe as you. This means that you cannot let your guard down when behind the wheel. Here are some tips for staying safe in your vehicle around large trucks in Jefferson.

Truck accident involving Kentucky man kills 1

A truck accident in Ohio involving a Kentucky man killed one individual recently. The accident occurred on July 20 on SR 73 at around 5:30 am. The driver of a Chrysler 200 was killed in the crash. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Chrysler 200 drove left of center and collided with a tractor-trailer head-on.

How to avoid aggressive drivers in Kentucky

Aggressive driving is an issue that can lead to serious accidents, devastating injuries and even death. Millions of people are hurt in accidents each year and a large percentage of those accidents involved aggressive driving. You can avoid aggressive drivers in Kentucky by following the tips outlined in today's post.

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.

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.

Commercial truck accidents: primary causes

Commercial trucks (i.e. big rigs, tractor-trailers, semi's and other large vehicles) compose a small percentage of the driven vehicles on any given day. But, due to their size and that many of them are on freeways and highways, they are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal accidents, about their numbers of the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released a study analyzing the causes of commercial truck accidents and how best to prevent them. This post will go over those findings and how they may impact you.

Common causes for trucking accidents, Part 1

Ironically, passenger vehicles are responsible for the majority of trucking accidents. Passenger car drivers fail to consider the awesome power and size of big rigs and that that size limits its visibility, braking, and acceleration. It is ironic because passenger vehicles suffer the most from accidents with big rig commercial trucks. This post will go over some of the causes of commercial trucking accidents.

What are no-zones?

No-zones are the areas around a truck that are most dangerous and most likely to result in a deadly car collision. Semi-trucks are incredibly large and slow to react therefore it is critical that other drivers give them a wide berth. For instance, in 2014, 3,660 people died in accidents involving large trucks. The best way to stay safe on the road is to familiarize yourself with no-zones around trucks.

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