Nineteen Die On Kentucky Roadways Last Week
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#1 Oct 18, 2006
Why does Kentucky have so many narrow roads with out shoulders and such limited drivers training? Itís a false savings of dollars at the expense of people lives.
#2 Oct 18, 2006
I agree with you about the drivers training. It really needs to be overhauled. However, if people would just slow down, the vast majority of accidents would never occur, shoulders or no shoulders.
#3 Oct 18, 2006
If people are going to drive drunk and not wear seatbelts there ain't a whole lot you can do.
Actually, the wider and straighter the road, the more accidents.
#4 Oct 18, 2006
"Why does Kentucky have so many narrow roads with out shoulders and such limited drivers training? Itís a false savings of dollars at the expense of people lives. "
I am by no means an engineer but I have lived in kentucky, Indiana, California, Mississippi, Michigan, and texas.
What IS unique out of these states to kentucky that I have lived is......well.....Moutains. Makes it very expensive to put a shoulder on a road that is hanging off a cliff.
As far as drivers training. Well I have no idea what Kentuckys drivers training is. But if it's less than the other states I have lived then their must not be ANY drivers training. Indiana had I know for a fact approx 1 week that was voluntary. And the other states were very simular.
#5 Oct 18, 2006
Now that there is no more drivers training classes taught at the schools it will just continue to get worse. Each year more teens are killed on our roads. This is something that won't get any better with better roads. The only training I have heard of is the defensive driving classes they teach the elderly. They drive less and slower than anyone else so why do they get these classes for next to no fee?
#6 Oct 19, 2006
3 children was killed in KIA Sonda in Nicholasville KY.
USA: Safety agency eyes Chrysler and Kia engine fires
6 July 2005| Source: just-auto.com editorial team
Chrysler Group and Kia Motors face US safety investigations and potential recalls of about 353,000 vehicles because of engine fires, according to the Detroit Free Press (DFP).
Report Date : October 19, 2006 at 02:45 PM
NHTSA Campaign ID number : 03V135000 Make / Models : Model/Build Years:
KIA / SEDONA 2002
Manufacturer : KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V135000 Mfg's Report Date : MAR 27, 2003
Component: SEATS:MID/REAR ASSEMBLY
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 4276
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, SOME OF THE SECOND AND THIRD ROW SEAT STRIKERS INSTALLED ON THE VEHICLE FLOOR PAN HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY HEAT TREATED AND COULD BREAK IN A CRASH.
THIS COULD RESULT IN INJURIES TO OCCUPANTS OF THESE SEATS.
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SEAT STRIKERS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN APRIL 25, 2003. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 18003334542
KIA RECALL NO. SC030. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION’S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1888DASH2DOT
Also, Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 74,276 Sedona minivans from 2002 to 2004 model years equipped with power seats because a problem with the wiring under the front seats could cause a fire.
Kia's affiliate, Hyundai Motor Co., is recalling 12,000 Santa Fe SUVs from the 2005 model year because of a problem with the occupant classification system, NHTSA said.
#7 Oct 19, 2006
Totally agree with the first point but the second just isn't true in Jessamine County, at least when it comes to accidents with injuries,
#8 Oct 23, 2006
It is true. The better the road, the more accidents.
#9 Mar 12, 2007
You should come to Upper Brush Creek Road in Casey County! There is NO shoulder on the road. Where there is drainage, there are HOLES where the pavement ends!! The road is very narrow.
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