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June 2018 Archives

Road deaths surge on the Fourth of July

Kentucky residents who plan to visit friends or relatives during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday may be wise to fasten their safety belts and take extra precautions. According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, July Fourth is the deadliest day to drive in the United States. Figures from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveal that drunk driving accidents over the Independence Day holiday period accounted for 40 percent of all highway fatalities between 2007 and 2011.

Fall prevention in the workplace

Slips, trips and falls are a major hazard for workers in Kentucky and across the United States. According to the National Safety Council, 798 workers died from falls in 2014. Of those, 660 died after falling from a height, and 138 were killed in falls on the same level. However, there are some simple safety measures workers can take to reduce the risk of on-the-job injuries and fatalities.

Drowsy driving can be dangerous

While many people in Kentucky are aware of the dangers of drunk driving, being sleepy while behind the wheel can also be surprisingly dangerous. Drunk driving has become socially unacceptable over the years, but 60 percent of American adults say that they have driven their cars while drowsy. Even worse, a full 33 percent of Americans say that they have fallen asleep while driving their vehicles.

The silent killer of motorcyclists

Motorcyclists typically have a special bond with their bike. They can spend hours driving on highways and through the country side. Unfortunately, people are 27 times more likely to get into an accident on a motorcycle than in another type of vehicle.

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