Highway Safety http://wfpl.org en Louisville's 33-Percent Traffic Death Spike, By the Numbers http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-33-percent-traffic-death-spike-numbers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the end of 2013, Kentucky's traffic fatality rate was the lowest</span><a href="http://kentuckystatepolice.org/2013/pr12_27_13.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;"> since 1947.&nbsp;</a></p><p>But Louisville—and the rest of Jefferson County—was an outlier. As I reported last week, <a href="/post/map-jefferson-county-traffic-deaths-spike-29-percent-2013-bucking-kentuckys-downward-trend">Jefferson County traffic deaths spiked in 2013.&nbsp;</a></p><p>In 2012, 66 people died in Jefferson County traffic accidents.</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:58:40 +0000 Joseph Lord 8105 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's 33-Percent Traffic Death Spike, By the Numbers Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License http://wfpl.org/post/texting-while-driving-now-costs-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license <p>Texting while driving can now cost Kentucky drivers three points against their license.</p><p>In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that <a href="/post/texting-while-driving-will-cost-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license">he’d enacted emergency regulations adding the new penalty.</a></p><p>The regulations went into effect in November after a legislative committee gave no objections,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transportation Cabinet spokesman Ryan Watts says.</span></p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7718 at http://wfpl.org Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License http://wfpl.org/post/texting-while-driving-will-cost-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license <p>Kentucky drivers will soon be assessed three "penalty points" against their licenses each time they're convicted of texting while driving.</p><p>The new penalty will be enacted through administrative regulations ordered by Gov. Steve Beshear, who announced the change in Louisville on Wednesday morning.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 17:08:52 +0000 Joseph Lord 6382 at http://wfpl.org Texting While Driving Will Cost 3 Points Against Kentucky Driver's License