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Old 11-02-2009, 02:40 PM
 
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highways,freeways 12 alone last weeks. Does this seem abnormally high (about 60people died/each month) or just average for state of Kentucky ? Is there statistic available for Kentucky and other states for comparison? We follow Kentucky news (regard Lexington and Bowling Green) since we're planning to move either to Lexington or Bowling Green and this concerns us a bit.
Above mentioned numbers are from Bowling Green Daily News....
Thanks for any feedbacks !!!
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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How many of those didn't have a seatbelt on?
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:03 PM
 
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oh...i'd have mentioned that 277 of those didn't wear seatbelt...
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Kentucky
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To be honest, I am not sure if it's a high or low number. We have over 4 million residents in Kentucky. You would have to figure up that percentage and then get the data for similar sized states and get their percentage.

I do know that some of those 277 would still be alive if they were wearing a seatbelt.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:17 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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At least in Louisville they use those automated freeway signs to often give the current year's total for traffic fatalities. I think the end of year total is usually just below 1,000.

I couldn't find any year by year stats, but I could find one saying there was a total of 985 in 2005.
Kentucky Traffic Fatalities Down | InjuryBoard Bowling Green

Kentucky does rank 9th in auto fatality rate
http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/usa.php?topic=249
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:35 PM
 
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Kentucky will have a higher auto fatality rate than most states because it is a much more rural state. Rural areas in Kentucky have a significantly higher fatality rate (deaths per miles driven) than urban areas. The fatality rates in Eastern KY and Lexington are vastly different. The roads in rural areas have a higher average speed and are generally narrower. It also takes much, much longer to get to adequately equipped hospitals if a serious injury is sustained in a wreck in these areas.
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