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What are some ways to reduce your teen's risk of a car accident?

Having your teenager get his or her Kentucky state driver's license is an important milestone, but it may be frightening as well. There are many potential risks on the road that may lead to car accidents and injuries. Some teens have trouble understanding the seriousness of risky driving behaviors and may not think clearly before driving while distracted or impaired. However, there are some actions you may take to help reduce your teen's risk of getting into a car accident.

Distracted driving and its impact on the rate of car accidents

Car accidents happen on almost every road in Kentucky, and they are particularly devastating when they lead to a fatality. According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, in 2018, 728 people died as a result of a motor vehicle accident. In 285 of these cases, seat belts were not in use and 87 of them involved a motorcycle.

Proposed bill hopes to reduce cases of elder financial abuse

When people hear of the term "nursing home abuse," their thoughts are often immediately turned to cases of elderly patients being physically abused at the hands of a caregiver. However, nursing home abuse has many different facets including sexual abuse, emotional abuse and even financial abuse. While many families go to extensive efforts to arrange the highest quality of care for their elderly loved ones in Kentucky, it is imperative that they are aware of the signs of abuse so they can take action immediately upon recognizing a red flag. 

Understanding your Kentucky car accident claim

Kentucky is a no-fault state when it comes to car accidents. This means that your car insurance provider will be responsible for paying for the damages relating to your vehicle and your medical expenses, no matter who was at fault for causing the incident. This makes it especially important for you to carry comprehensive car insurance in Kentucky.

Tackling the issue of trucker fatigue

Residents in Kentucky who have ever heard or seen stories about accidents involving semi-trucks or other large commercial vehicles have good reason to be concerned about these events. Very often, commercial drivers work long hours and may be prone to becoming fatigued which, in turn, may increase the risk of an accident. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has developed a new set of rules dictating when rests are to be taken and identifying the maximum number of hours that may be worked each day or week.

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