KY Fatal Auto Accident StatsThe Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and local and state law enforcement agencies are joining forces for the “Blue Lights Across the Bluegrass” campaign throughout the month of July. The new campaign is designed to encourage safe driving habits in areas where there is a high amount of KY traffic fatalities. This initiative was developed in response to some alarming statistics: the area of Paducah ties the Elizabethtown area for second place in the state for motorcycle fatalities, while also tying with the Lexington area for fifth place in KY with a total of 32 deaths since January 1.

Overall, the total amount of fatalities in Kentucky is up 45 from 2011.