kentucky highway safety

6:41 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Highway Fatalities in Work Zones Falling, but Crashes Have Increased


As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels. 

Monday marks the beginning of Work Zone Awareness Week across the commonwealth. The number of fatalities in highway work zones in Kentucky has dropped the last three years, but crashes have significantly increased.

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Law Enforcement
3:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Funding is Key in Texting while Driving Enforcement

Credit Alton, Wikimedia Commons

In April, a statewide campaign to crack down on texting while driving will put to work methods that Kentucky Highway Safety Director Bill Bell says produced 350 distracted driving citations in four test counties over just three months. That is more than the whole state issued in the law’s first year, 2011. These practices involve one driver and one spotter in an unmarked vehicle, watching for drivers using mobile devices.

Despite these practices’ success, Kentucky may not be able to afford it, for now, beyond one month.

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