One Louisiana family suffered the loss of a child just three years ago, and they have recently lost their mother. The child died of health complications, but the mother died in a preventable car accident. The accident is still under investigation, but the teenager involved in the crash has confessed to driver negligence.
These days, roadways across the state of Louisiana are crowded and constantly flooded with traffic. Traveling by motorcycle on these congested streets and highways can be incredibly dangerous. Motorcycles have a smaller profile and are more difficult for other drivers to spot. Since motorcyclists are totally exposed, motorcycle accidents usually end in serious injury or death. Recently in Baton Rouge, a motorcyclist was killed after being struck by a tractor-trailer.
The weather in Louisiana has been excellent for enjoying the outdoors. When the weather is favorable, more riders are out on roadways on motorcycles and bicycles. This, of course, can lead to serious and fatal bike and motorcycle accidents. Sadly, a recent accident left one motorcycle rider dead and the other one injured.
Walking is a great way to keep in shape, which is why you prioritize traveling by foot. Or perhaps you are like many other people in Louisiana and do not own a car, so you rely on walking and public transportation to get where you need to go. Regardless of the reason why you choose to walk, it is important to understand that you are at risk for serious and even fatal injuries. The number of fatal pedestrian accidents has been steadily increasing, and the problem is worse than some might think.
The biggest impediment to safe driving for teens may be their lack of experience behind the wheel, but distractions only make that situation worse. Even though texting while driving is a significant distraction, there could be one other that trumps it. Other teens in the car could represent a particularly dangerous distraction for teen drivers across the country, including here in Louisiana.