Kentucky Highway Fatalities Decrease, According to Report

The Kentucky State Police are reporting that preliminary figures indicate highway fatalities in Kentucky declined in 2018 to 722, down from 782 in 2017. According to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, this is the second consecutive year that roadway fatalities have decreased. According to data from the University of Kentucky Transportation Center, seat belt usage rose from 86.8 percent in 2017 to 89.9 percent in 2018. Jason Siwula, acting Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety, said that while this achievement demonstrates safety is trending in the right direction, a single fatality is one too many on our roadways.

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