Drivers in Kentucky who take their eyes off of the road for just two seconds could be taking a serious risk, according to a new study that was conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. The researchers found that a two-second in-vehicle glance increases the chances of a driver getting into an accident by impairing their ability to react to potential road hazards.
A two-car accident on March 20 resulted in the deaths of four people in Kentucky. The accident reportedly took place when a driver crossed the center line on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road in Bourbon County. Although investigators are not sure what caused the driving mistake, they have reported that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the car accident. Neither of the vehicles involved was exceeding the posted speed limit of 55 mph.
Motorists in Kentucky might be interested in understanding more about the types of shoulder trauma that result from a car accident. The shoulder is constructed of an arm bone, collar bone, shoulder blade and three joints held together by soft issue. The impact sustained in a crash may be strong enough to shatter the collar bone or shoulder blade of some vehicle occupants. The main types of shoulder injuries include soft-tissue injuries, dislocations and fractures.
Kentucky residents might have heard of Joan Rivers' death following a routine outpatient throat surgery. Following her death, federal officials found several safety violations at the outpatient site, including failing to weigh Rivers before administering anesthesia and performing a surgical procedure on her that she had not consented to receive.
Drivers in Kentucky likely know that drinking and driving is illegal but do not have all the important safety information regarding this issue. The amount of U.S. adults that have admitted to driving while impaired by alcohol totals 112 million people every year, but only 1.4 million drivers were arrested for alcohol or drug related offenses in 2010. Since more people drive under the influence of alcohol than are caught yearly, this could be a reason 10,322 people died in 2012 due to crashes involving alcohol impairment.
Kentucky drivers are likely already aware of the dangers of text messaging while driving a car. However, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recently released a study clearly identifying the risks with statistical language.
Kentucky residents may remember a 2006 California accident during which a driver lost control of a Chevrolet Cobalt before the vehicle rolled over. This incident occurred on a clear, dry and warm day and caused a death, and a Vanguard Car Rental USA claims adjuster requested that General Motors inspect the vehicle.
Kentucky residents may have heard about one man's search for correct treatment of his Lyme disease that nearly lasted for an entire year. According to the news source, an associate professor of music business at Berklee College of Music in Boston became infected with the disease while attending a conference in Spain. Two days after washing a tick off of himself while showering, his symptoms included a bull's eye-looking rash on his foot where the tick had been, a fever, a cough and headaches, which he said caused 'severe anxiety."