Aside from the physical and mental trauma, automobile accidents have financial impacts drivers sometimes neglect. One overlooked yet preventable cost concerns uninsured motorists. A campaign to combat aggressive driving in Kentucky brings this issue to the forefront.
I-75 corridor target of federal grant
Increased enforcement from Erlinger to Covington will remind drivers to slow down and reduce aggressive driving. A federal grant to the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety and other agencies within the state aims to reduce the number of traffic crashes and ensuing deaths along the stretch of interstate. Accidents along I-75 in northern Kentucky caused two deaths and 112 injuries in 2020.
Kentucky drivers pay a price for those without minimum car insurance
According to records through 2019, Kentucky ranks seventeenth in percentage of those who operate a motor vehicle without insurance. Nearly 14% of drivers in the Commonwealth fail to meet the minimum requirements under state law. Minimum liability coverage requires $25,000 for bodily injury per person and property damage per accident, and $50,000 for bodily injury per accident.
The consequences leave all motor vehicle operators, whether insured, underinsured, or uninsured, paying the price. Despite a decrease in annual premiums in all but one of the top 20 cities, all have rates in excess of $1,600. Somerset pays the third highest among them: $2,017 annually.
Uninsured drivers can wreck havoc in ways truly unimaginable and long-lasting. After the state resumes normal traffic enforcement along I-75, the chances may increase in an accident with an uninsured motorist. An attorney with experience can provide guidance throughout the legal process.