FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19)- The first day of winter is the “shortest” day of the year, meaning daylight is at its minimum. It’s also the season in which motorists find themselves driving more in the dark – and encountering others who are driving without headlights.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky State Police (KSP) remind motorists to make themselves visible. Crashes often occur because drivers don’t see other vehicles.
“Drivers have been contacting us and expressing their concerns about people not using headlights,” said Bill Bell, director of the Transportation Cabinet’s Office of Highway Safety. “Even though you may still be able to see the pavement ahead, others on the road may not be able to recognize your darkened vehicle. Partnering with Kentucky State Police in reminding drivers to enhance their vehicle’s visibility by using headlights is a common sense solution in reducing crashes this holiday season.”