The nation's highways are often congested and over-crowded, especially around larger, metropolitan areas that are busy commerce hubs. While it is imperative that goods are received in a timely fashion, these freeways are often the scene of a deadly semi truck crash due to poor roadway design. Kentucky officials received approval from the Federal Highway Administration to submit plans for a redesign of a dangerous interstate junction.
Several states modified their laws to allow the use of medical or recreational marijuana. During the controversy regarding these changes, there has been little public discussion regarding the consequences that could impact the safety of others, including the possibility that impaired drivers could cause serious crashes involving commercial vehicles. Trucking companies here in Kentucky and elsewhere are hoping law enforcement can adapt to prevent impaired driving accidents.
Those who have committed to protect and serve their local communities realize that the job sometimes requires painful sacrifices. Unfortunately, even the the most routine duties can end in tragedy when fellow motorists fail to exercise diligent caution. One Kentucky community is mourning the loss of an officer after she was killed in a tractor trailer crash.