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3 Programs that Reduce Drunk Driving Rates

With Louisiana having higher than the average national rates of drunk driving throughout the state, the roads can be a scary place. You can be driving home from work or driving to a family get-together and risk being hit by a drunk driver. If you’ve had to deal with the effects of drunk driving, we […]

Drunk Driving Changes Lives, Never for the Better

According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 112 million times a year an alcohol-impaired driver will put others on the road at risk. Additionally, of the millions of self-reported driving under the influence incidents each year, only one percent of individuals driving drunk are arrested. That leaves many more drivers still out there putting […]

5 Distractions That Can Lead to Catastrophic Accidents

According to the United States government, distracted driving accounted for 3,129 motor vehicle deaths in 2014, with 431,000 additional injuries recorded. AAA notes that distracted driving is the cause of anywhere from 25 to 50 percent of all accidents. Distracted driving accounted for 3,129 motor vehicle deaths in 2014 Needless to say, it’s no surprise […]

What is the “Share the Road” Movement?

The Share the Road movement has its roots in Florida. While not as old as some may think, the idea originally came about in 1992 in order to create permanent reminders around the country with license plates and bumper stickers. They are to remind drivers to be mindful of bikers and motorcyclists that also use […]

Helmet Laws Help Prevent Death in Motorcycle Accidents

[grid_row_open class=””] [grid_col_open class=”helmet1″ palm=”100%” tablet=”50%” desktop=”50%” center=””] Every state has slightly different legal requirements with regard to equipment for motorcyclists and bicyclists. Some states don’t require that motorcyclist wear helmets, but do insist that they wear eye protection. Louisiana requires that all motorcyclists wear helmets that meet specific safety requirements. Motorcyclists are five times […]