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Traffic deaths increased in 2016 to highest levels since 2007

Traffic deaths in the United States increased in 2016 to the highest levels since 2007, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). According to data, 37,461 people lost their lives on the roads of the United States in 2016. This number represents a 5.6 percent increase from 2015, which saw an 8.4 percent increase from 2014.

Most dangerous habits of distracted drivers

Distracted driving has quickly become a major problem on the roads of not only Kentucky, but across the country. Too many accidents are being caused by distracted drivers and they aren't just using their cellphones while driving. Distracted driving involves any type of activity that removes the focus of the driver from the task at hand.

Don't buy into the hype: Tiny cars are dangerous

Perhaps if you were driving in Europe, where most of the cars are smaller than the vehicles in the United States, a tiny car would be just as safe as a larger car. However, in this country, small cars are being pitted against huge sport utility vehicles and large sedans that are heavier and exponentially bigger than compact cars. These big cars can crush a small vehicle causing catastrophic injuries and death to the occupants.

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.

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.

Fatal crash takes lives of 3 in Nelson County

A fatal crash took the lives of three in Nelson County earlier this month. The crash occurred on the Bluegrass Parkway, closing down 10 miles of the roadway, which runs through Louisville. The three people killed were all in one vehicle and all from one family.

What should I know about filing a wrongful death lawsuit?

When you lose a loved one in a tragic accident, you might decide that you can't just sit around and grieve. You might want to take action to avenge that death. A wrongful death lawsuit might be an option for you as long as the case meets certain requirements. You should evaluate the case so that you can decide what you are going to do.

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