Drivers in Kentucky may be interested in hearing about a study conducted by the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety on how distractions affect driving abilities. Released in April during National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the study looked at drivers' responses to dangerous and nonhazardous situations after two-second distractions, using simulated driving and eye-tracking devices. The study found that even two-second distractions could have an influence on drivers' abilities to look for hazards. The researchers also concluded that every a few seconds of distracted driving could put drivers at greater risk for accidents.
Truck accidents are a severe hazard on the roads of Kentucky. Although there are many truck accidents in a given year, the vast majority of them spring from the same general causes.