Kentucky Highway Fatalities Down

By: Ryan Dearbone
By: Ryan Dearbone

Since the primary seat belt took effect back in July, 2006, highway fatalities have written over 6,000 seat belt warnings.

In that time, fatal wrecks have decreased by 28 percent from this time last year and 31 percent from 2004.

Kentucky State Police trooper Adam Morgan said he believes there are several other reasons for the drastic falloff in highway fatalities such as road expansion extra lights near exits and harsher patrolling.

Officials with the Governor's Highway Safety Program said fatalities are at the lowest point for this time period since 2001.


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