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December 2016 Archives

How to find an adequate car insurance policy

Kentucky residents will need car insurance to drive their vehicle legally. However, there are many different types of auto insurance to choose from, and the types that drivers may need depends largely on his or her unique circumstances. Those who have just purchased a new car may want to get comprehensive coverage that protects against damage caused by a natural disaster or a theft.

Do you know what to do if you get in a car accident?

Driving courses and experience have taught you what to do on Kentucky roads and how to stay safe, but do you know what to do if you get in a car accident? No matter how skilled and prepared you are, you cannot prevent someone else from driving recklessly and hitting you.

Trucking safety regulations may be reversed

Kentucky drivers who are concerned about roadway safety may want to know that federal safety rules intended to prevent commercial truckers from driving while drowsy were blocked in early December by Republican lawmakers. The lawmakers added a provision to a government spending bill that suspended regulations requiring truckers to have to nights off to rest after a 75-hour work week. The American Trucking Association has stated that in January 2017, it will also try to have state laws requiring more rest breaks than those required by federal rule blocked as well. The organization asserts that there should be a single national rule regarding work hours for interstate truckers.

AAA report links drowsiness with higher crash risks

Kentucky residents may be wise to ensure that they sleep for at least seven hours before getting behind the wheel according to a study published on Dec. 6 by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Researchers found that motorists who slept for only four or five hours are involved in accidents about four times as often as fully rested drivers. Even drivers who have gotten five or six hours of sleep crash about twice as often.

Top 10 states for fatal car accidents

Kentucky is not among the top 10 most dangerous states to drive in, according to a study based on 2014 crash statistics. However, people who live in rural areas of the state may want to be aware that rural roads are more dangerous than roads in heavily populated areas. Though just 19 percent of the U.S. population lives in rural areas, over 50 percent of the fatal car accidents in the country take place on rural roads.

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