Hands-free cell technology may not reduce distracted driving accidents

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Distracted driving, particularly driving while texting, talking on a cell phone, or using another electronic handheld device, is a serious problem affecting our nation today, causing thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. (According to Distraction.gov, the official government website on distracted driving, 3,331 deaths and 387,000 injuries were caused by… Continue reading Hands-free cell technology may not reduce distracted driving accidents

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Louisiana Has Highest Auto Insurance Rates

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Shopping for auto insurance is never fun. The process can be time consuming and inconvenient. However, for those living in Louisiana, the process is even less appealing. Why? Louisiana has the highest auto insurance rates in the nation. Ouch! Chance Ryan relays additional details in the article “Louisiana Has Nation’s Highest Auto Insurance Rates –… Continue reading Louisiana Has Highest Auto Insurance Rates

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NOPD cruiser allegedly runs red light, hits pedestrians

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A NOPD cruiser ran a red light and collided with two people last Saturday night in the Central Business District, sending both to the emergency room, according to their attorney. According to a press release issued by the NOPD, the officer involved was off-duty and was responding to an emergency call at the time of… Continue reading NOPD cruiser allegedly runs red light, hits pedestrians

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Traffic crashes leading cause of teenage deaths

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According to a recent release by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. That’s one of the reasons why Oct. 16-21 has been designated National Teen Driver Safety Week. As an active participant in National Teen Driver Safety Week, the Louisiana Highway Safety… Continue reading Traffic crashes leading cause of teenage deaths

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Louisiana Highway Safety Commission warns drivers

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The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission through a press release cautioned motorists against speeding during the heavy summer travel period. Motorist should also be aware that enforcement activity, including DWI checkpoints, are usually increased by the State Police and local authorities during the upcoming 4th of July holiday. BATON ROUGE –With the heavy summer travel season… Continue reading Louisiana Highway Safety Commission warns drivers

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Drivers need to know rules of the road

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According to a recent report in the Times Picayune Louisiana drivers do not rank very high in their knowledge of highway traffic rules. The article indicates that Louisiana drivers, and women in particular, may not be pleased with the results of the latest GMAC National Drivers Test. The test measured America’s driving IQ in all… Continue reading Drivers need to know rules of the road

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