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AAA Study Shows Raising Speed Limits Can Increase Crashes

Increasing the speed limit results in more car accidents, according to a recent study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety to determine the impact of increasing or decreasing the speed limit on the number of car crashes. "Our study analyzed before-and-after data on a dozen roadways that raised or lowered posted speed limits...

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Louisiana Ranked in Top 10 States With Highest Teen Driver Fatality Rate From 2011-2020

Learn what's behind this troubling trend. The teenage driver fatality rate is a pressing concern with widespread implications for communities nationwide. Recent data from ValuePenguin reveals that from 2011 to 2020, 13,554 teenage drivers died in car accidents. Unfortunately, Louisiana has long grappled with the issue of fatal accidents involving teen drivers, finding itself among...

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Louisiana

Drivers are reminded to share the road to avoid causing motorcycle accidents May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about sharing the road with motorcyclists across the United States. In the spring and summer months, more motorcyclists will be hitting the roads, making it crucial to remind everyone about the...

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Louisiana Ranks 3rd in Percentage of Fatal Car Accidents Caused by Distracted Driving

New Orleans motorists reminded to stay focused during Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Distracted driving poses a serious threat to motorists on Louisiana roads, especially in the bustling city of New Orleans. According to Forbes Advisor, distracted driving is a leading cause of approximately 3,000 fatalities per year, equivalent to an average of 9 deaths daily....

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What's Being Done to Decrease Impaired Driving Deaths in New Orleans?

Efforts aimed at curbing crashes caused by impaired drivers are critical Impaired driving remains a serious problem in New Orleans and other communities throughout the nation, contributing to almost one-third of all traffic fatalities. Unfortunately, despite years of public awareness campaigns and law enforcement efforts, too many people make the reckless decision to get behind...

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NHTSA Report Reveals the High Cost of Car Accidents

Traffic crashes cost the US hundreds of billions in 2019 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report that reveals the extraordinarily high cost of motor vehicle crashes. The report, titled "The Economic and Societal Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2019", details the expenses incurred in the wake of crashes that in...

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Forbes Study Names Louisiana the 9th Most Dangerous State for Drivers

A New Orleans car accident lawyer explains why the state ranks so poorly. Car accidents happen every day across the nation, but there are some states where serious and fatal crashes happen more often than others. Recently, the Forbes Advisor team performed an analysis to find out which states are the safest and most dangerous...

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