State authorities in Kentucky closed down a stretch of Interstate 65 near Bowling Green, Kentucky, for most of the day last Thursday after an SUV allegedly collided with a semi-truck and a Greyhound bus carrying 37 passengers. The crash resulted in the death of the SUV driver. Multiple people aboard the bus, including the driver, required transportation to the hospital for injuries.
Kentucky is an interesting place to live. In some respects, it's beautiful and has a lot of fresh, open areas. In other places, cities are tight and congested. No matter where you travel in the state, one thing you'll find is the possibility of recalls.
When you buy a new car in Kentucky, you naturally expect that you can safely drive and operate it. You do not expect that it will have life-threatening defects. Nor do you expect that your new vehicle will be recalled. Unfortunately, however, reality may well not live up to your expectations.
Your car is the way that you travel safely from place to place. You probably take every step you can think of to keep yourself and the people you ride with safe on the road. Unfortunately, there are things that are beyond your control.
When people choose to get behind the wheel after drinking, the results can be catastrophic. Although people may feel as though they are able to drive, the effects of alcohol may cause altered perceptions, reduced response times and delayed reactions that could cause a major car accident. The legal blood alcohol content level in Kentucky is 0.08%; however, alcohol can have an effect at 0.05% BAC and lower. Even drivers who are below the legal limit run the risk of causing a deadly car accident. Drinking and driving can be even more deadly at night. Reduced light sources in itself can cause driving hazards, including vision problems and difficulty determining the speed and distance of oncoming vehicles.