According to the Auto Insurance Center, overcorrecting by drivers is the most common cause of a fatal motor vehicle accident in Kentucky. Other common causes of fatal car accidents in other states include the failure to stay in the proper lane or failure to drive on the right side of the road. Data was collected from The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Fatal Accident Reporting System between 2009 and 2013 to make such a determination.
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.
Law enforcement officers throughout Kentucky took steps to crack down on drunk driving over the New Year's holiday earlier this week. Law enforcement agencies throughout the state planned to have extra patrols out on the streets as well as set up roadside checkpoints in an effort to take drunk drivers off the roads, according to news reports.