People aren't paying as much attention to traffic lights as they should -- and "running a red light" is quickly becoming one of the worst habits of American drivers.
Back in June, Gov. John Bel Edwards signed into law Louisiana Senate Bill 138. Also known as "Katie Bug's Law," for the young victim of a car accident, it puts new power in the hands of police and victims when a driver who causes a crash is suspected of being under the influence of drugs.
Safety advocates who have been pushing for all new trucks to have speed limiter devices that are set to 65 mph took their case to the federal government for the third time. Once again, their efforts fell short.
Would you estimate that the true cost of bicycle injuries -- if you consider only the medical expenses involved -- is in the millions every year?
Louisiana has a terrible reputation when it comes to safety for bicyclists, but a number of people would like to see that change. That's why the fourth-annual Bicycle Safety Festival is set to be held in Lafayette on June 1, directly across from the Federal Courthouse.
There's no question about the fact that Louisiana has the second-highest auto insurance rates in the nation. The real question is why the rates are so high and what needs to change in the state's legal system to make things better for consumers.
Wondering what the risks look like every time you get on the road? While the risks are different for everyone, depending on factors like age, experience, time of day and much more, it is worth noting that Louisiana sees a traffic death rate of 16.2 people for every 100,000 people living in the state.
A preliminary report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has some grim news for pedestrians and drivers alike: Pedestrian traffic deaths are climbing -- again. In fact, the number of pedestrians killed in 2018 was higher than any year since 1990.
A 44-year-old Louisiana woman, a native of Flatwoods, was struck by a number of pickup trucks. Investigators weren't sure if the woman was actually hit two or three times in a horrific accident that claimed the pedestrian's life.
Devastating accidents can happen in mere fractions of a second. That certainly seemed to be the case when a truck and a pickup collided in Lafayette Parish in Louisiana on Jan. 24, 2019, setting off a chain reaction that claimed two lives.