Rainy weather can raise special safety concerns out on the roads. It appears this may especially be the case here in Kentucky.
A recent study by SafeWise came out with a list of the most dangerous states when it comes to driving in rainy weather. The rankings are based on the fatal rain-related traffic crash rates of the states. These rates were based on data from the National Weather Service and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Kentucky was found to have a rate of 1.51 fatal rain-related crashes for every 100,000 people in 2016. This rate put Kentucky in the No. 3 spot on the list of most dangerous states for rain-related driving. The only two states with higher rates were Arkansas and Mississippi.
Why do you think Kentucky ends up ranking so high for rainy weather traffic dangers?
Drivers can take various steps to try to reduce the chances of accidents when out in rain. These include:
- Being careful about driving speed
- Being careful about braking
- Making sure the headlights are on
- Making sure to signal when turning or changing lanes
- Giving other vehicles plenty of space
How vigilant do you feel Kentucky drivers are when it comes to safe rainy weather driving?
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