Kentucky Highway Fatalities Down

Kentucky State Police and highway safety groups are encouraged by the dropping trend in highway fatalities on the state’s roadways last year.

Initial statistics indicate traffic fatalities in 2006 were at a five year low with 78 fewer deaths than in 2005. The year-to-year fatality count dropped for the first time since 1999. Kentucky’s new primary seatbelt law could be credited with making our roadways safer.

Buckling up could also save you a little money. Thanks to the new law, motorists not wearing seatbelts will now be charged a $25 fine as opposed to the warnings being issued last year.

Kentucky’s new Graduated Drivers’ License and Quick Clearance Laws are also being credited with making our highways safer.