Can You See Me Now? Safety Advocates Give Poor Scores to Vehicle Headlights.
August 1st, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
When driving at night in Kentucky there isn’t anything more important than your headlights, especially in rain, snow or fog. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has studied the effectiveness of vehicle headlights, and almost all of them do a poor job. Though they pass federal safety requirements, the IIHS reports they often fall […]
Choose Wisely When it Comes to Car Safety
July 18th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
When we buy a car, safety may not be the biggest issue we’re concerned about. We have a certain budget; we may have many people to regularly transport; we want a reliable car so we can save money and time by avoiding repairs; and maybe we want something that’s fun to drive. The last time […]
Parents Risking Injuries and Deaths Because Babies and Children are Not Buckled in Properly
July 11th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Newborns and babies have no control over their lives, as any Kentucky parent can attest. They need constant care, cleaning, feeding and attention. One thing they definitely can’t do, and many parents aren’t willing or able to do, is to make sure their car seats are properly buckled into the vehicles in which they travel. […]
What Happens When Something Meant to Protect is Lethal?
June 15th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
You probably won’t think about them until you hit one. Guardrails are all around us when we drive in Kentucky, especially on the highway, on curves and bridges. Ideally, they’re supposed to limit the damage done if we hit them, but that’s not always the case. At least four are dead after three accidents where […]
Future Cars May Wake You If You Doze Off Behind the Wheel
June 1st, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Technology allowing vehicles to safely drive themselves is being developed, though it may take some time to perfect. While we imperfect humans are still driving, technology is in the works to determine if a driver is fatigued and, if so, to alert the person so he or she can drive without posing a danger. Kentucky’s […]
Why Don’t We Take Traffic Fatalities More Seriously?
May 8th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Traffic accidents happen every day. Maybe that’s the problem. Traffic accidents are like dripping water from a faucet we can’t be bothered to fix. When it comes to traffic crashes, each drip is like a life lost and the country and Kentucky can’t be bothered to do much to fix the problem of the rapidly […]
Millennial Drivers Most Dangerous, Worse than Teens or Older Drivers, AAA Study Reveals
April 28th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Kentucky’s millennial population may be the most hazardous group of drivers, according to a new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. This new study estimates that 88% of young millennials engage in risky behavior while driving, making them the country’s worst-behaved drivers. The survey results come from the foundation’s annual Traffic Safety Culture […]
Get Off the Road if You’re Trying to Help a Stranded Motorist
April 12th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Society needs good Samaritans. In this time when America is more divided than ever politically and economically, we need to reach out to each other when someone needs help. But we need to be smart about it and, most importantly, obey the law when we’re driving in Kentucky. If you want to help someone who’s […]
Driving a Truck is a Tough Job, and That Can Make it Tough for Everyone
March 22nd, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Driving a tractor trailer in Kentucky is a very challenging job for many reasons. These trucks are on the road all the time and can fall victim to other, negligent drivers. Truck drivers face a steady push to get more done in less time. Weather conditions can turn what normally would be an easy drive […]
Want to be a Distracted Driver? There’s an App for That.
March 10th, 2017 by Attorney Julie Butcher
Traffic fatalities have gone up, which is a change from past years of steady declines. Traffic safety experts are trying to find the cause, and it may be as close as their smartphones. One theory for the cause of the increased carnage is that large numbers of drivers are distracted by smartphones and their apps. […]