Bicyclists don’t always have bicycle lanes and trails to rely on in every part of Louisville. They also can’t always count on the full attention of drivers who can be distracted by just about anything.
Drivers owe bicyclists what’s known as a special “duty of care” when they travel. This means they must slow down and show extra caution to riders who are defenseless when compared to a 2,000lb or more vehicle.
This “duty of care” is owned no matter when and where drivers encounter someone on a bicycle.
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Traffic levels on New Circle Road never seem to be at manageable levels. Of course, morning and afternoon rush hours only serve to make things worse.
Drivers can monitor their own speeds and maintain proper space between other vehicles, but it only takes one motorist to behave carelessly to cause a major crash drawing in multiple motorists.
These careless errors made while traveling at the usual high speeds seen on New Circle Road can lead to devastating crashes.
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Parts of Louisville provide pedestrians with less than safe paths to get where they need to go. Narrow sidewalks and with some intersections not equipped with full crosswalks, anyone on foot can fall victim to the constant rush of traffic.
The threat level rises as the sun fades when drivers should display extra caution for any pedestrians traveling nearby. Sadly, low visibility doesn’t mean drivers offer the extra attention needed to spot those on foot. A driver’s mistake can lead to an unprotected pedestrian taking a powerful impact from a vehicle and suffering very serious injuries.
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It only takes one careless driver to create a hazardous situation for motorists on Kentucky interstates. Traffic moves so quickly that the tiniest mistake by one motorist can quickly create a chain reaction accident and put drivers and passengers in jeopardy.
These accidents can cause serious injuries and in the most tragic cases cost someone a life. That’s why motorists should take extra care, especially over holiday weekends when traffic can be elevated.
Multiple Vehicle Accident Tragically Claims Life in Bullitt County
An interstate accident involving three vehicles claimed one life over Labor Day weekend in Bullitt County south of Shepherdsville.
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Drivers on rural, two-lane roads in Grayson County can have little protection from oncoming drivers. In the best cases, vehicles pass within just a few feet of each other. However, one mistake by a single driver can put several other vehicles nearby at risk of an accident.
A vehicle can suddenly be in the path of traffic traveling the opposite direction to cause a devastating frontal impact. These head-on collisions can be among the most dangerous of all the angles of collision possible.
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Pedestrians moving across Louisville can find it very challenging to get anywhere without having to cross multiple lanes in front of the rush of traffic. Crosswalks can be in place, but they often ask people on foot to cross six or more lanes in just a few dozen seconds.
The path can be dangerous and is only made more hazardous by careless drivers who should be paying more attention to what’s in front of them. A driver can approach a poorly lit intersection and be required to stay alert for the presence of any pedestrians.
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Interstate travel through Kentucky can reach speeds well beyond the posted speed limit. A driver can make a mistake while alongside several other vehicles and be unable to avoid a powerful impact.
Even safe drivers can suddenly be sent out of control as another motorist bumps them. These collisions can lead to severe injuries and even claim the lives of those involved.
Carroll County Weekend Accident Tragically Kills Ohio Man
A driver was killed in a two-car collision in southwestern Carroll County Saturday night.
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Interstates surrounding Louisville and those running into Indiana can carry heavy traffic morning, noon, and night. They see a constant flow of fast-moving packs of cars. Commuters and travelers can usually navigate local highways and get to their destinations safely, but careless and reckless drivers can put even cautious drivers at extreme risk of a collision.
A glance at an email on a cellphone can take a distracted driver’s eyes from the lanes ahead and create a dangerous situation for everyone nearby.
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Motorcyclists traveling on busy Louisville streets can see to their own safety, but there are hazards posed by careless drivers that can’t always be avoided.
One of the most dangerous situations for riders is when an oncoming vehicle is trying to make a left turn. Drivers can commit too little time to scan the opposite lanes of traffic and miss spotting an approaching motorcyclist.
The driver proceeds with a turn when the way isn’t clear and can suddenly be a dangerous obstacle in front of the rider.
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Major intersections in Lexington can bring 12 lanes of traffic or more together to converge on one dangerous spot. The safety comes down to those properly working traffic lights and also depends on each driver obeying those lights.
When one driver ignores or isn’t paying attention to the rights-of-way at an intersection, motorists traveling in every direction can suddenly be at risk of a powerful collision. Drivers and passengers can suffer major injuries and face long, challenging recoveries ahead.
Drivers Injured in Fiery Crash in Lexington
Two people were injured after a multi-vehicle collision in southern Lexington early Friday morning.
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