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Kentucky Teen Road Safety

JOHNSON LÁW FIRM Where the Lawyer works for YOU. DRIVING IN EASTERN KY Why Parents in Appalachia Have Reason to Worry. THE PROBLEM Vehicle Accidents are the leading cause of death for 15-20 year olds in Eastern KY. ROADWAY HAZARDS Our roads and their condition can increase driving risks. More accidents occur on County roads and State routes than on Interstates, City Streets and US Routes COMBINED RURAL ROADS HAVE MORE ACCIDENTS THAN POORLY MAINTAINED ROADS. URBAN STREETS Local taxes support local roads. Pike County has one of the highest tax delinquency rates in KY. OTHER VEHICLES While other vehicles pose a danger everywhere, Eastern KY has some unique hazards. Young drivers have difficulty with other vehicles, placing both parties AT RISK 43% INCREASE IN KY TRUCK TRAFFIC 2X FATALITY RATE ON COAL-HAULING ROADS 40% OF MOTORCYCLE WRECKS ARE CAUSED BY THE OTHER DRIVER OTHER PEOPLE Other people on our roads can often present the highest danger to our young drivers. In addition to driving hazards posed by challenging roads and other DISTRACTED DRIVERS: #1 HUMAN FACTOR IN WRECKS AGGRESSIVE DRIVERS IN 50% OF FATAL ACCIDENTS. 23% OF DUIS ARE DRUG-INVOLVED DUIS vehicles - reckless drivers are the #1 DANGER 30% OF FATAL TRUCK ACCIDENTS INVOLVE FATIQUE "CASH FOR CRASH" KY RANKS IN THE TOP 10 EVEN MORE RISKS The following contributing factors can further increase the driving risks for young drivers in Eastern Kentucky. Together, the hazards of poor roads, other vehicles & drivers, and contributing risks give parents in Appalachia reason to LACK OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION PROVIDES FEWER MOBILITY OPTIONS FOR YOUNG. PIKE COUNTY HAS THE AVERAGE AGE OF A VEHICLE IS NOW A RECORD 11.5 YRS WORRY. SECOND LOWEST RATE OF SEAT BELT USE IN KENTUCKY JOHNSON LÁW FIRM Where the Lawyer works for YOU. Pikeville, KY

Kentucky Teen Road Safety

shared by billyjohnsonlaw on Aug 30
Young adults in Eastern Kentucky have experienced high fatality numbers while driving in the region. Explore the most dangerous threats to our teen drivers.


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