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Car accidents involving impaired drivers ruin innocent lives

Louisiana parents may be familiar with the particular sort of worry that strikes when a teen reaches driving age. Parents must hope that the education and practice they have provided a young driver will help keep a teen safe on the road. Unfortunately, when it comes to car accidents, sometimes a teen driver becomes the victim, not the cause. 

Car accidents involving teens raise concern

Louisiana parents are likely a bundle of nerves as their teens become old enough to obtain a drivers licence. They hope that teens are able to recall what they have learned about safe driving and seat belt use as teens venture out on their own. Statistically, teen drivers are at a higher risk of being involved in car accidents, reflected by the fact that auto insurance companies often charge a higher premium for policies that cover teen drivers. 

Car accidents on campus a rising concern

A new semester has begun on Louisiana campuses. Drivers should be on the lookout for people on foot, especially in areas hosting a collegiate sporting event where pedestrian traffic is heavy. As throngs of fans and tailgaters await kickoff on gameday, there is an increased risk for pedestrian related car accidents

Car accidents claim lives off road

When Louisiana drivers hear about a death that was caused by a crash, many may imagine busy streets, multiple vehicles and high speeds. While, certainly, crashes like that do occur, their are deaths that occur from car accidents under arguably more tragic circumstances. The unexpected death of a child can throw an entire family into a state of shock and grief, especially when one of the family members caused the death. 

Car accidents cause 26 deaths this year

Louisiana residents may find themselves alarmed when they are informed of the year-to-date fatal crash statistics for the state. So far, car accidents have claimed 26 lives in 2018. Despite the efforts of drivers and pedestrians to travel safely, fatal car accidents seem to be on the rise. 

Children on bikes potential victims of car accidents

Summer is winding down in Los Angeles, and children across the state are using their last few weeks of summer vacation to enjoy being outdoors. Though parents certainly caution their children against potential dangers like car accidents, unfortunately, tragedy can still strike. Children may not be as alert as adults, especially when they are engaged in another activity, such as riding a bicycle. 

Distracted driving car accidents on the rise

LA residents can probably count themselves among the millions of Americans who use their phones and tablets more and more each day. The list of tasks that can be accomplished with a simple swipe is growing by the day, and social media has become a convenient way to keep in touch with friends and family. Though it can be difficult to resist the urge to check messages, post an update or answer a call while driving, doing so has become a major cause of serious car accidents

Bicyclists at high risk for injuries from car accidents

Louisiana residents are likely among the millions of Americans that enjoy bicycling, especially during the summer months. Drivers know it is important to watch for cyclists who are often integrated into vehicle traffic. When there are no bike lanes, cyclists must take extra caution to avoid injury or death from car accidents. Knowing hand signals to indicate intended maneuvers, wearing brightly colored or reflective clothing, and wearing a helmet are some of the ways cyclists can stay safe. 

Car accidents: Despite helmet use biker killed on I-10

Summer has returned to the Bayou State, and Louisiana residents are out and about. With tourist season in full swing, drivers have likely noticed that the roads are more crowded than ever. From large trucks to small vehicles like motorcycles, drivers must use extra caution when traffic is heavy. Sadly, despite the best efforts of drivers, car accidents still occur every day. Car accidents can prove particularly devastating to motorcyclists, even if they are equipped with proper safety gear.

Car accidents caused by intentional speeding often turn deadly

Summer has settled in, and in the Bayou State, residents and tourists alike have taken to the roads in search of adventure and a way to beat the heat. With so much to offer, it is no wonder that the summer months have Louisiana highways busier than ever. While it is certainly fun to get out and explore the state, drivers should be aware that extra traffic means an increased risk of car accidents, and that the legendary laid-back Louisiana attitude does not apply to driving safety.