There’s been a steady decline in highway fatalities in Kentucky since 2005, when 985 people were killed. Last year, the number of fatalities fell to 760, the fifth consecutive year of declines. Kentucky State Police spokesman David Jude says increased seat belt use is one reason, but rising gas prices likely are playing a role,… Continue reading Kentucky Highway Fatalities Continue To Decline
In 2005, just under 1,000 people died on the commonwealth’s highways. Nearly 800 people died in 2009. And preliminary figures for 2010 show another decrease, with 747 people dying in traffic accidents.
From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Highway fatalities in Kentucky were apparently on the decline last year. Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police indicate 771 people lost their lives on state highways last year. That’s 55 fewer fatalities than in 2008. Six-hundred-28 of the deaths involved motor vehicles and 346 of those victims were… Continue reading KSP Initial Reports Show Highway Fatalities Declined in 2009
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has formed a committee to look into ways to reduce fatalities on the commonwealth’s roadways. Spokesperson Robin Jenkins says the panel will look at statistical data from the University of Kentucky’s Transportation Center, the state police and others to come up with ways to improve safety. “(They’ll look at factors such… Continue reading Panel To Study Highway Fatality Data