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Kentucky law enforcement cracks down on texting while driving

Hitting the road for long and small trips is common for Kentucky residents. Whether they are heading to a family gathering, a party at a friend's house or road tripping for a vacation, traffic tends to increase on the roadways in Kentucky and elsewhere. Thus, law enforcement is on the lookout for individuals that may be violating laws that could lead car accidents. One major concern on the roads is distracted driving, as it is considered to be just as or even more dangerous than drunk driving.

According to reports, law enforcement in Kentucky seeks to crack down on distracted driving and seat belt violations this summer. However, patrolling the roads in their marked cruisers is not always the best way to spot these violations. Therefore, efforts were implemented to get a better perspective on this and other traffic violations. By traveling in tractor-trailers, police are able to see when a driver is texting while driving and if they are wearing a seat belt.

This initiative was launched during Memorial Day weekend, as this marks the start of the summer driving season. Officers found this to be a very helpful tool, as it illustrated not only how many drivers were texting while driving but also how many were not wearing seatbelts and how many children were not properly restrained in car seats.

While this initiative focused on penalizing drivers for violating these traffic laws, the reality is that it cannot catch all drivers or prevent the from committing the same offense in the future. Thus, distracted driving accidents continue to occur in Kentucky and other states across the nation. Victims can suffer serious injuries due to a negligent driving, resulting in pain and suffering, damages and financial losses. Thus, it is important to understand what can be done following a distracted driving accident, such as filing a personal injury action to recover compensation and hold a negligent driver liable.

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