According to preliminary numbers released yesterday by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety. Initial data indicates there were 734 fatalities in 2019, compared to 724 in 2018.
The fatality figures will remain preliminary until all highway crash data is collected. A final report will be released in April.
So far in 2020, preliminary numbers indicate there have been 56 roadway fatalities, down 17 compared to the same time last year.
The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety says it is increasing efforts to encourage safe driving habits through localized media campaigns and partnerships, like Buckle Up Phone Down, law enforcement blitzes, and free-ride sharing promotions during the holidays.