Louisville is a city located in Jefferson County, Kentucky. It’s the largest city in Kentucky, and the twenty-ninth largest city in the US. When it comes to driving overall, Kentucky is above the national average for car crashes.
In 2018, 724 people were killed in Kentucky during traffic fatalities. That’s less than what occurred in 2017, but any fatality is too many. Car crashes in Kentucky have many different causes. Collisions with pedestrians, collisions with bicyclists, and collisions with trains caused several accidents. Speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving also played a role in several accidents.
Also in 2018, more than 3,000 Kentucky drivers were seriously injured following collisions with deer. These collisions are on the rise, as more wooded areas are lost to construction. Around 1.5 million deer-related car accidents occur annually across the US.
If you’re a driver in Kentucky, watch out for deer crossing the road. And if you’ve received a traffic ticket, then consider taking a defensive driving course. A course can possibly get your ticket dismissed. The course will also reacquaint you with the rules of the road.