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Put down your phone while traveling the Dixie Highway

Anyone in Kentucky who travels the Dixie Highway with any regularity knows that it sees a disproportionately high number of accidents. The causes of those crashes include any number of factors, ranging from impairment to distracted driving. One of those distractions proves more dangerous than others: texting.

Because texting requires your brain, your hands and your eyes, you might as well be in a self-driving car when you do it behind the wheel. The roadway and traffic can change into a deadly landscape while you read or type a text. Virginia Tech Transportation Institute conducted a study that revealed that it takes approximately 4.6 seconds to read or send a text on average. That might not seem like a lot of time, but if you are going 55 mph, that's the length of a football field.

Dealing with post-traumatic stress following a car accident

Being involved in a car accident can be very stressful, emotional and painful. Victims who suffer minor injuries can have long lasting effects just as much as victims who suffer major injuries. One common issue that arises after a car accident along the Dixie Highway is post-traumatic stress. Here are some tips for dealing with this after an accident.

Some of the signs that you might have post-traumatic stress following an accident include the following:

Dealing with summer weather accidents

Even when the weather is beautiful, there are many accidents along the Dixie Highway through Louisville. Add in some inclement summer weather and the accident numbers can climb even higher. Here are some tips for dealing with summer weather accidents along the Dixie in Kentucky.

The first couple of downpours each summer are usually the most dangerous for people driving on the Dixie as they get used to driving in the heavy rain again. Even in the summer months, you can be exposed to fog in Kentucky. High winds, heavy rains, wet leaves and other debris from a summer storm can cause a lot of problems for drivers.

Never Forget the Horror of Drunk Driving

It is one of those days etched in the memories of Bullitt County residents: May 14, 1988. Just an hour's drive northeast of Shepherdsville, the worst drunken driving accident in U.S. history took place in Carroll County on Interstate 71.

An impaired driver going the wrong way on the highway slammed his pick-up truck into a converted school bus. The impact ruptured the bus's gas tank and within moments there was an explosion and then flames engulfed the vehicle. Twenty-four children died that night, along with three adults.

3-vehicle crash kills Frankfort man on U.S. 127

A three-vehicle crash killed a Frankfort man on U.S. 127 on Friday night. Three other victims were transported to the hospital. The lone fatality from the accident was pronounced at the scene and the coroner's office said the injuries were consistent with the accident. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The accident involved a tractor-trailer going southbound and two vehicle headed northbound. The two vehicles have been identified as a Ford F-250 pickup truck and a Chevy Malibu. The victim who died as a result of the accident was the driver of the F-250.

Crash that killed inmate leads to lawsuit

A crash that killed an inmate has led to a lawsuit. The lawsuit has been filed against the driver of the bus, the county, the transportation service and the jail. The crash killed one inmate and injured another one just days before Christmas in Kentucky.

Two inmates were being transported back to the Franklin County Regional Jail on December 21 when the vehicle they were traveling in went off the road and slammed into a tree.

The Dixie receives much-needed improvements

Like many in Louisville, you may have taken it with a grain of salt when you heard the news of the revitalization of the Dixie Highway. The $50 million project intends to make one of the most dangerous highways in the state into a safer, more inviting place to travel.

The details of the project probably did not come to your mind at the time of your accident on the Dixie. As EMTs placed you into the ambulance and took you to the hospital, highway improvements may have been the last thing on your mind. Nevertheless, if the plans for upgrades prevent future accidents, you may agree that it is a positive step.

How do I prepare my car for summer to avoid Highway 44 accidents?

The summer months are right around the corner, which means you should prepare your car now for the road trips you will embark on with family and friends. Preventive or routine maintenance for your car can help prevent accidents on the Dixie Highway. So, what can be done to prepare a car for summer?

An oil change and air filter replacement are important to keeping your car running smoothly. If you haven't changed the oil in quite some time, you could suffer engine issues that could lead to an accident along the Dixie Highway.

Common causes of commercial vehicle accidents on the Dixie

The Dixie Highway can be beautiful to drive, but it can also be dangerous. There are trucks almost everywhere you look on the Dixie and these commercial vehicles can be involved in quite a bit of accidents. Today we will discuss the most common causes of commercial vehicle accidents on the Dixie.

Speed is a major factor in commercial vehicle accidents along the Dixie. It can be easy to get lost in the beauty of the area and push the pedal to the floor. Accidents involving speed can lead to serious injuries and death for drivers of the commercial vehicles, other motorists and pedestrians.

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