Kentucky residents who have travelled in Louisville may loath the stretch of interstate known as Spaghetti Junction. In fact, due to the fact that numerous motor vehicle accidents have taken place on Spaghetti Junction, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is examining how safe the roadway is, especially for trucks.
Truck accidents in Kentucky have the potential to be more costly and dangerous than accidents between two passenger vehicles. After all, a standard automobile is simply no match for a fully loaded semi-truck weighing tens of thousands of pounds. Truck accidents can lead to serious injuries or even fatalities.
Semi-trucks are an essential part of commerce in Kentucky and nationwide. They make it possible for goods produced in Kentucky to be shipped as far away as Maine or California and everywhere in between. However, there are dangers associated with having semi-trucks on the road.
Many people in Lexington may have slowly noticed technology overtaking roles once held by people. For example, many grocery stores now have self check-out lines, where customers can scan, bag and pay for their items at a kiosk, rather than having these transactions handled by cashiers and baggers. Also, many jobs in the manufacturing industry that were once held by people have now been replaced with robotics. However, one group of researchers thinks, that within the next 10 years, automated technology could be installed on semi-trucks, replacing the role once held by truck drivers.