As this blog has discussed on previous occasions, distracted driving is a problem on Kentucky's roads. It can and often does lead to serious car accidents that leave residents of this state seriously and permanently injured.
According to the American Automobile Association's (AAA's) figures, there will be 36.6 million motorists hitting the highways and roadways of Kentucky and other states this Memorial Day weekend. This is an uptick of almost five percent over the number of people who traveled by car this time last year.
The National Safety Council, an organization with a mission to prevent accidental injuries and deaths, has proclaimed April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
Even the most careful Kentucky drivers are likely going to have a car accident at least once in their lifetimes, and the average resident of this state will probably even have to deal with the fallout of a car accident more than once.
According to a recent report, while Kentucky does not have the worst drivers in the country by a longshot, the drivers on this state's roads also have considerable room for improvement.
A previous post on this blog reported the tragic case of a young woman dying following a serious car accident on one of Kentucky's roads. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident left the scene instead of staying and taking responsibility.
A young woman from Kentucky died on one of the roads of this state following a head-on collision. Authorities pronounced the woman dead at the scene of the accident.