An ever-increasing number of drivers on the road is engaging in activities while driving that are distracting and pose a hazard to themselves, other drivers and pedestrians. The rapid influx of electronic devices into the mainstream population has created a surge of accidents that are caused by people who are talking on the phone, texting and adjusting navigation systems.
A head-on collision between a car and a semi-truck left one woman dead in Magoffin County on July 14. The woman was a passenger in the car that collided with the truck.
Over the past few years most Kentucky readers have probably noticed that they are using their smartphones for many things they never thought possible, whether that means using a digital boarding pass at the airport or video-chatting with a friend overseas. Increasingly, many people are using smartphone applications to set up transportation, using new programs like Uber, Sidecar, Lyft, and others to connect with commercial drivers or rideshare participants.