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Kentucky highway fatalities increased from 724 to 734 in 2019; preliminary numbers show 56 deaths in 2020

Highway fatalities in Kentucky increased last year, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s (KYTC) Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018. “A single death is one too many,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “And our 2020 Recommended Highway Plan is our commitment to improving highway...

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety reminds Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up, put phone down

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS) is sending Thanksgiving travelers important lifesaving reminders – buckle up and put the phone down. “The upcoming holiday is one of the busiest travel times of the year, so we’re extending our current ‘Buckle Up Phone Down’ campaign through Thanksgiving,” said KOHS Acting Executive Director Jason Siwula....