LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A recent report shows a concerning trend for Kentucky drivers.

According to the Kentucky transportation cabinet’s office of highway safety, the number of highway deaths increased last year.

In 2021 Kentucky saw a total of 806 highway deaths up from 780 in 2020 which was a 3% increase.

Over half of those 800 deaths were the result of not wearing a seatbelt and 15% were alcohol-related.

Kentucky State Police said they remain committed to reaching their goal of zero traffic deaths and hope everyone in the community will slow down and buckle-up