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First responders endangered by distracted drivers

A previous post on this blog talked about how highway workers in Louisiana are frequently endangered by inattentive drivers or motorists who choose to ignore warnings and speed through work zones. To follow up on this post, it turns out that according to one study, first responders, like police officers and fire and rescue teams, also frequently face the possibility of injury or even death at the hands of careless motorists.

Parents agree texting and driving is bad, but they do it anyway

Louisiana residents may be interested to know that according to a recent study, most parents, even those of the millennial generation, can admit that texting and driving is dangerous behavior. Among millennials, over half, 52 percent, of the parents surveyed indicated that they thought it would never be safe to try to send or receive a text while they are trying to drive. Among parents from Generation X and beyond, 58 percent said that the behavior was never acceptable.

Study shows the public remains concerned about drunk driving

A recent study published by the National Safety Council suggests that drivers across the country are tired enough of major traffic accidents to be willing to accept stricter law enforcement measures on a variety of traffic-related issues, including the ongoing battle against drunk driving.

April is a great time to take action against distracted driving

April 1 marked the beginning of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. As the name implies, this month is dedicated to bringing to the attention of motorists in Louisiana and across the country the serious problems associated with the ongoing distracted driving epidemic.

Number of pedestrian fatalities continues to climb

According to a preliminary analysis of 2018 figures, the number of fatalities due to pedestrian accidents will come to 6,227, a 4 percent increase over 2017's numbers. This will be the first time that there have been more than 6,000 pedestrian deaths on this country's roads since 1990.

Theoretically, Louisiana is a safe state to drive in

According to one group devoted to highway safety, Louisiana is, or at least should be, a pretty safe place for motorists to drive. This is because this state has enacted a number of laws that, in the opinion of this group, make for safer roads and highways.

Louisiana's basic speed law

Granted that Louisiana does not receive as much snow and ice as do our sister states to the north. Still, even this far south, the winter months always carry with it the possibility of icy bridges and roads, particularly early in the morning.

Record-breaking holiday travel season continues

A previous post on this blog from about a month ago talked about how America's currently strong economy is inspiring many more Americans to hit the road over the major winter holidays this year. This previous post predicted a very busy Thanksgiving travel season, particularly with respect to motor vehicle traffic.

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