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

New safe-passing bicycle law takes effect July 14th

On July 14th, a new Kentucky law went into affect that requires motorists to scotch over in the opposing lane of traffic when passing bicyclists.

If oncoming traffic keeps drivers from using the other lane, they must keep a minimum safe-passing distance of 3 feet.

The 3-foot requirement is measured from the outermost part of the vehicle, such as the passenger-side rearview mirror, to the bicyclist's left handlebar. If the roadway is too narrow to provide that space, the passing motorist must use "reasonable caution" when passing.

Follow this link to read further, New safe-passing bicycle law.   

 

 NATIONAL HIGHWAY SAFETY NEWS

A 2018 report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows that motor vehicle crashes was a leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among children and adolescents, aged 10-19 years of age, in the United States between 2013 to 2016.  This report states there was a 13% increase in unintentional injury deaths between 2013 to 2016 among children and adolescents, aged 10-19 years of age.  You can find the complete report and CNN story in the links below.

Recent Increases in Injury Mortality Among Children and Adolescents Aged 10–19 Years in the United States: 1999–2016 - 6/1/2018

A 'wake-up call' about what's killing America's young people - CNN story 6/1/2018


 

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
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CURRENT KENTUCKY ROADWAY FATALITIES FOR 2018

422

Click link below for further Daily Fatality Report Information

Daily Fatality Report - 8-15-2018.pdf


 

TOTAL YEAR TO DATE 2017

457

 

TOTAL KENTUCKY ROADWAY FATALITIES FOR 2017

782

Click link below for the Year End 2017 Daily Fatality Summary Information

Daily Fatality Summary YE 2017_as_of_02-14-2018.pdf

 The Phantom Project

Your life can be changed in an instant!  This powerful video shows how the choices we make when behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, can change a life or lives in a split second! 

This video is provided by the Breckinridge County Health Department and Breckinridge Health.

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

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