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Are our newest drivers the most distracted?

A few years ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted a telephone survey on distracted driving. As such, the agency reported on the behaviors and attitudes about distracted driving of 6,000 drivers over 17 years of age from each state and the District of Columbia.

How do I recover from anxiety following a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be very traumatic. Even if you suffer minor injuries, you could wind up struggling to get back behind the wheel. Anxiety can set in, causing you to have trouble even getting into a car as a passenger. So, how do you recover from anxiety following a car accident in Kentucky?

The dangers of driving in the fall

The fall season is finally upon us in Kentucky, but with the temperatures still hovering above 75 degrees it still like summer is with us. There are a lot of dangers drivers can encounter on the roads of the state during the fall season. So, what are the most common autumn driving hazards?

The psychological effects of a tragic car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be stressful and overwhelming, even if it is a minor fender bender. You might not know how to handle such a situation if it is your first accident. You also might be scared by the fact that even though you were safe in operating your vehicle, someone around you was not. Here are the psychological effects of a tragic car accident.

5 Summer Driving Safety Hazards

With the amount of hazards that are associated with driving in the winter, you'd be surprised to hear that driving in the summer has its risks as well. From campers to constant road construction, here are the top five summer driving hazards that you should keep your eyes out for on the road.

3 Mini Road Trips - and How to Stay Safe During Them

Road trips are as American as apple pie. Many people have made history on road trips, like Jack Kerouac in his famous book, On the Road. If you've always wanted to share this quintessentially American experience, but you don't have much time to spare, consider taking one of these 3 mini road trips to experience the freedom of the open road.

1 Simple Rule to Safe Summer Driving

Most people have taken a driver's education class of some kind. Whether it's prior to getting a driver's license or after getting a ticket, driving classes offer a wealth of information on how to drive safely and defensively to avoid accidents. These can include things like how much distance you should leave between you and the vehicle in front of you to tips for appropriately navigating through roundabouts to how to drive in adverse weather conditions.

Is Social Media Affecting Your Driving?

Distracted driving has become a well-known issue in recent years. The ubiquity of smartphones has made it so that drivers all over have their eyes glued to screens rather than on the road. You might think that distracted driving, while not a good idea, is nowhere near as bad as drunk driving. In fact, distracted driving may be worse. Studies show that using your phone while driving slows your reaction time by over three times as much as being drunk. The key to much of this distraction seems to be social media.

Crash response causes new collision on Kentucky road

Safe roads depend on mutual trust and respect between drivers, as well as the officers and support services that maintain order and function. Police and emergency services often take exceptional risk when responding to motor vehicle accidents; unfortunately, this haste can turn deadly just as distraction or reckless driving can on the road.

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