When one is in an automobile accident or one's vehicle breaks down in Louisiana, it may be safest to remain inside the vehicle. This can be particularly true at night and police advise, for safety reasons, that one should remain in the car or truck until help arrives. A man's failure to adhere to this advice may have contributed to his death on a recent evening when he was struck by another vehicle driven by a man who was then charged with drunk driving.
Kids and alcohol have long been, and will probably continue to be, a dangerous combination. Prom season is upon us and tragically some teens may lose their lives due to drinking and driving on prom night. One school in Louisiana is making an effort to protect teens and reduce the incidents of drunk driving.
There are many constant threats in life and sadly one of them is the chance of being involved in a traffic accident. While it is accepted by most that every time one gets behind the wheel one involves taking a risk, chances are not many people would acknowledge thinking that before driving. Maybe if they did, fewer people would choose to drink and drive in Louisiana, reducing the chance of being involved in a drunk driving accident.
It is known that drinking and driving in Louisiana don't mix. Most people are confident that they can have one or two drinks in an evening and still be fine. People have different tolerances for alcohol, however, and it can be difficult to judge. A man was arrested on a recent Saturday night and charged with drunk driving.
Mardi Gras celebrations are in full swing in Louisiana. Sadly, that can also mean that there is an increase in the number of suspected drunk driving accidents in and around the New Orleans area. One such accident occurred not far from the French Quarter and involved a vehicle reportedly ramming into a crowd of pedestrians.
Mardi Gras is almost here in Louisiana, and along with it will come multiple parties and celebrations. While it is a festive and widely celebrated period, it also is a time when incidents of drunk driving see an increase on area roadways. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of drunk driving deaths at this time is higher than the national average.
Winter is often a bad time for car accidents in Louisiana as it ushers in the party season associated with Christmas and New Year's. The holiday festivities frequently include alcohol and people may drink more than normal and may not be aware of how alcohol can affect them when behind the wheel. Sadly, accidents that involve drunk driving frequently result in fatalities.
The holiday season has arrived in Louisiana, and with it the holiday party season. There is a significant increase in the number of parties and other social engagements in the month of December. Many of these engagements will involve alcohol. Sadly, that can also mean an increase in incidents of drunk driving, which can contribute to holiday fatalities.
The death of a child is one of the hardest things in life to cope with. When that tragedy is because of drunk driving, the impact is magnified. Such an accident happened near Baton Rouge on a recent weekend. One teenager is dead and another suffered serious injuries.
Problems associated with driving under the influence of alcohol are not new to Louisiana. However there is a new wrinkle in the issue and that involves driving under the influence of drugs instead of, or in addition to, alcohol. According to a new study, one in four Louisiana residents engages in drunk driving and/or driving high.