In Kentucky and around the nation, driving on some days of the year is more dangerous than others. Holidays are some of the worst days because of increased traffic and alcohol consumption. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, insurance companies and other organizations have compiled statistics showing which periods are more risky than others.
Drivers in Kentucky may not realize how dangerous driving while they are fatigued can be. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration considers their estimate that fatigue is responsible for 100,000 crashes annually a conservative one. At least 1,500 deaths per year and 71,000 injuries may be caused by drowsy driving.