Car wrecks can happen at any time on Louisiana roadways. One recent crash occurred in Lafayette. Authorities suspect that the driver may have been impaired.
Those who enjoy riding their motorcycles look forward to the warmer weather months and the opportunity to hit the Louisiana roadways. However, there is the ever-present danger of being caught up in a serious accident -- especially left turn accidents. Recently, another rider was a victim of one of these deadly accidents.
Every year, close to one-third of traffic deaths are attributed to an impaired driver. Of those drunk driving accidents, more than half reportedly involved a driver whose BAC exceeded the legal limits. Louisiana families have experienced their share of these tragic wrecks.
The city of New Orleans boasts one of the nation's busiest ports, with ships coming and going every day. The millions of tons of cargo that arrives here each year leaves for distribution around the state and across the country. Whatever doesn't leave by rail, heads out on the roads.
Since its beginning in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving has worked hard to help reduce the numbers of victims who die due to impaired drivers. They have supported many new bills that are intended to increase penalties that are levied against a drunk driver. Recently, the Louisiana chapter took dramatic steps to catch the attention of lawmakers.
It is quite likely that, at some point during your life, you encountered a situation on a Louisiana highway that made you aware of how dangerous the roads can become. If you or a loved one were involved in one of the many truck accidents, then you have firsthand knowledge of the devastation one of these can cause. The physical pain may only be part of the picture.