Kentucky Office of Highway Safety

 

 

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MISSION:

"To support effective and collaborative partnerships to advance traffic safety awareness, education, and enforcement in an effort to save lives on Kentucky roadways."


 The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety works specifically to save lives by reducing Kentucky’s highway crashes, injuries, and fatalities through relevant data-driven, outcomes-based approaches and effective program delivery.

 

 KENTUCKY HIGHWAY SAFETY NEWS

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 NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY NEWS



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The nationwide seat belt use rate was 90.4% in 2021. What is it going to take to get that remaining 9.6% of motor vehicle occupants to buckle up, especially as new NHTSA data indicate that unrestrained vehicle occupant fatalities increased 3% last year and remain above pre-pandemic levels? Innovative programs are needed to address this pervasive issue and make sure everyone is properly restrained in a seat belt or child safety seat. In this pre-GHSA 2022 Annual Meeting webinar, sponsored by the Auto Glass Safety Council, experts from public health, community organizations, the private sector and law enforcement will share what approaches they’re taking to address this lifesaving issue.

Registration Link: 

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9147209289209798925



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GHSA 2022 Annual Meeting
September 17–21, 2022
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Louisville, Kentucky

Join colleagues and partners from across the country in Derby City this September as we redefine possible in traffic safety.

General sessions will consider the unique safety needs and opportunities in rural communities, how automated vehicles continue to impact driver behavior, the role of behavioral safety in the Safe System approach and what states can do to reduce distracted driving. Breakout workshops will dive into an array of topics, including engaging underserved communities and partners, alcohol- and drug-impaired driving, speeding, micromobility, innovative communications campaigns, pedestrians and bicyclists, and teen and older driver safety.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations about trends, resources and new ideas, and leave with a fresh perspective on how to redefine possible for the communities you serve. The meeting also provides sponsorship, partnership and exhibit opportunities to help your organization interact with key U.S. highway safety leaders and decision-makers. 


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  • State Highway Safety Office directors, their staff and grant recipients
  • Federal highway safety professionals
  • Law enforcement and public health officials
  • Private sector highway safety partners


Registration Link:

https://www.ghsa.org/events/Annual-Meetings/2022/Register





  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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 FY2022 HSP

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 Mobilization Reporting

 2020-2024 SHSP

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CURRENT KY ROADWAY FATALITIES FOR 2022

301

Click link below for further Daily Fatality Report Information

Daily Fatality Report - 6-29-2022.pdf

 

TOTAL YEAR TO DATE 2021

378

TOTAL KY ROADWAY FATALITIES FOR 2021

806

Click link below for the Year End 2021 Daily Fatality Summary Information

Daily Fatality Summary YE2021_as_of_3-30-2022.pdf



 

Stop. Trains Can't.

The Right Choice at Railroad Crossings Could Save Your Life

 Don't Risk It at Railroad Crossings

  • Approximately every three hours, a person or vehicle is hit by a train in the United States.
  • Most of these deaths were caused by risky driving behaviors and poor decision- making, and could have been prevented.
  • Remember: Stop. Trains Can't. Avoiding a collision with a train is the responsibility of the motorist.

 Trains Always Have the Right of Way

  • By law, trains have the right of way at all railroad crossings.

  • Trains cannot swerve, stop quickly, or change direction to avert collisions. A train traveling at 55 miles per hour takes a mile or more to stop.

  • State highway traffic safety laws require all motorists to slow, yield, or stop until the train has cleared the roadway and it is safe to cross.

  • It is illegal to go around a lowered crossing gate or to ignore signs or flashing lights posted at a railroad crossing.

 Understand the Signage and Follow the Law

  • Of the 130,000 public railroad crossings in the United States, roughly 54 percent are "active" crossings that include warning devices such as gates, bells, or flashing lights to alert motorists of an approaching train. But 46 percent are "passive" crossings, where only signs and markings are present.

  • While warning devices do improve safety at railroad crossings, they do not prevent 100 percent of collisions. Approximately 60 percent of all collisions at railroad crossings occur where active warning devices are present, and nearly 19 percent of all crossing collisions involve a motor vehicle striking the side of a train already in the crossing.

  • Motorists must come to a complete stop at least 15 feet from the track if: 1) flashing red lights are activated, 2) a crossing gate is lowered, 3) a flagman signals you to stop, 4) a stop sign is posted, or 5) a train is clearly visible or you hear the whistle of a train.

  • Ignoring signage or attempting to go around a crossing gate that is down can have deadly consequences. It is never worth risking your life by ignoring the law or racing a train.

  • The best way to avoid a collision with a train is to understand and follow the warning signage, and to always stop for a train.

 Use Caution at Every Railroad Crossing

  • When approaching a railroad crossing, slow down, and look and listen for a train on the tracks, especially at "passive" crossings.

  • Look carefully in both directions before crossing a railroad track—even during the day. Sixty-seven percent of railroad crossing collisions occur in clear weather conditions.

  • Do not rely on past experience to guess when a train is coming. Trains can come from either direction at any time.

  • Never race a train. It is easy to misjudge a train's speed and distance from the crossing. A train traveling at 55 miles per hour takes a mile to stop—the length of 18 football fields or more—after applying the emergency brakes.

  • Before entering a railroad crossing, check that there is enough room on the other side of the tracks for your vehicle to cross completely and safely. Be aware that you may need to cross multiple sets of tracks at some railroad crossings.

  • Never stop on the railroad tracks. Keep moving once you have entered the crossing, and to avoid stalling, never shift gears on the tracks.

  • If your vehicle does stall on a railroad track, quickly move away from the track and your vehicle at a 45-degree angle. Call the number on the Emergency Notification System (ENS) sign, or if the ENS sign is not visible to you, dial 911 for help.

Remember: The Right Choice at Railroad Crossings Could Save Your Life.

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 This information has been provided by NHTSA.

 

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​This page is maintained by Brad.Franklin@ky.gov who may be contacted to make corrections or changes.

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