It is common knowledge that seat belts save lives, yet millions of drivers and passengers choose to hit the road without buckling up. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 7 drivers in the United States fails to wear a seat belt – and the consequences are often fatal.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, a tragic pedestrian accident involving a pickup truck and a mother and daughter resulted in one fatality late last month. The incident occurred when the two parties on foot were attempting to cross an intersection in the Seventh Ward.
The elements that make motorcycle riding so exhilarating—speed, power, and total exposure—are the very same ones that make it incredibly dangerous. According to the Insurance Information Institute, motorcyclists are far more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to sustain injuries or die in a collision.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, distracted driving is responsible for thousands of traffic fatalities and hundreds of thousands of injuries every single year. In fact, because it has become such a pervasive public health issue, the National Safety Council (NSC) has deemed April Distracted Driving Awareness Month.
According to TheTownTalk, a collision involving four vehicles occurred on LA Hwy 6 earlier this month, resulting in one fatality. Louisiana State Police Troopers responded to the scene near LA Hwy 476 shortly after 4 p.m. on a Wednesday.
Because Louisiana is a fault state in regard to auto wrecks, motorists must purchase a certain amount of liability insurance before they can register a vehicle. This coverage, which compensates accident victims for property damage and bodily injury, applies when the policyholder causes a collision.