Lexington drivers face their share of dangers at any hour of the day. The hazards are even more numerous during the morning and evening rush-hours when more distracted and careless drivers are out and putting safe drivers in scary situations on busy roads.
The Lexington Police Department illuminates the most dangerous sections of the city for drivers each year. In 2019, their data showed that a stretch of Man O War Boulevard was the scene for 42 collisions,
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Pedestrians in Louisville need better sidewalks and more crosswalks to remain safe when they travel the city. In busy sections of Louisville, people on foot can go half-a-mile in any direction and not find a safe crosswalk available to them.
These basic safety measures are needed in all sections of the city because of the lack of protection pedestrians have when they must expose themselves near vehicle traffic to get anywhere. Drivers also have a responsibility to look out for and show extra care to pedestrians no matter where they are.
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Head-on collisions in Kentucky can often lead to the most serious consequences for the occupants of the cars involved each year. This is when compared to other impact angles where the force of collisions can be reduced somewhat by vehicles with paths that don’t angle directly into each other.
The frightening results of these crashes are noted by the Kentucky State Police in their yearly reports. In 2019, head-on collisions accounted for less than 3% of accidents seen across the state for the year.
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Most Kentucky drivers have probably been on the roads in the winter when snow and ice start to build up. Travel can get dangerous, but most drivers would get home safely if everyone adjusted their speeds to the conditions.
Sadly, there are always those reckless drivers who travel at their normal high speeds no matter how icy it gets. They take a risk with their actions, but unfortunately, they’re also putting other motorists in hazardous situations. One instance of hitting the brakes too late or going too fast in an icy curve can take control from a careless driver and send their vehicles on a dangerous course into other vehicles.
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Head-on collisions take such an incredible toll on victims and their families. Any collision on Louisville streets has the potential to be devastating, but frontal impacts carry the risk of being that much more dangerous.
Head-on collisions can multiply the impact force of the accident and be many times more hazardous to drivers and passengers. A careless mistake on the road can lead to long, difficult recoveries and put lives in danger.
A Man is Killed and a Woman Injured in Crash In Louisville
A two-vehicle collision claimed a driver’s life and left a woman with serious injuries in central Louisville Sunday evening.
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Collisions of any kind can have terrible consequences for drivers and passengers, but head-on impacts can carry the most risk for victims.
These front-end crashes can be devastating and the Kentucky State Police see the immediate dangers during their accident response every year. In 2018, only 3% of two-vehicle accidents in Kentucky were documented as involving head-on collisions, but those accidents also accounted for over a third of the fatal accidents for the year in the state.
The consequences of a mistake on the road by a driver can be severe for that driver and the innocent drivers and passengers in other cars.
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The outlet of housing development traffic out onto a busy road can be a dangerous spot for all drivers involved. The stress of finding an opening to pull out and merge into traffic can force drivers into mistakes. These mistakes can have devastating effects on victims and their families.
The Kentucky State Police see these tragic accidents across Madison County each year. In 2019, they responded to 2,541 collisions across the county. Those accidents resulted in 488 victims injured and a heartbreaking nine deaths reported for the year.
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Morning rush hour can start early and before the sun comes up in Lexington. Intersections can be especially dangerous places for motorists, even when headlights are on and marking each car.
Someone attempting a turn can see a single pair of oncoming headlights and the brain can misjudge distances in the dark. Drivers may also see a dozen headlights and street lamps and also become confused about what’s coming and what’s a ways off.
Careless drivers not willing to wait a few more seconds to make sure it’s their turn to proceed can cause scary collisions and leave victims with long-term injuries.
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The only thing scarier on an interstate than icy conditions is seeing other motorists driving as if conditions were normal. A careless driver can be traveling at the speed limit or beyond as they continue to pass traffic and weave in and out of lanes ignoring the threat of slipping and sliding and losing control.
One driver can ignore the danger and lose control of a vehicle and cause a collision involving multiple other drivers who were trying to proceed safely.
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Kentucky gets its fair share of ice and snow during the colder months and that can lead to scary moments on our interstates. With elevated speed limits posted on interstates, motorists can forget to slow down when the conditions change.
The Kentucky State Police responded to over 2,500 accidents involving ice or snow in 2018. Those accidents led to a tragic three people losing their lives and led to dozens of injuries.
Careless drivers can fail to pay attention to worsening conditions or decide that they don’t need to adjust speed for icy or low visibility conditions.
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