In recent years, Kentucky has seen a steady increase in crash rates. According to the Analysis of Crash Data in Kentucky by the Kentucky Transportation Center, there was a 9.9 percent increase in wrecks between 2012-2015. The most common causes of these accidents revolved around alcohol impairment, speeding, and distracted driving. In order to protect yourself and your loved ones, it’s important to understand these road risks, as well as where these risks are most prevalent.
Kentucky’s Deadliest Roads
While auto wrecks occur all over the state, there are certain roads in Kentucky that pose a more dangerous threat, for one reason or another. The Kentucky State Police identify these roads based on the number of fatalities that occur. Generally, the accidents that resulted in fatalities involved tractor trailers, heavy traffic with multiple lanes, or sharp, winding curves.