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More Fatal Crashes in Louisiana Occur at Night. Here’s Why

Even though we only do a quarter of our driving at night, it does pose additional risks than driving during the day. As we head into winter, the days get shorter which means a lot of drivers are on the roads at night during a naturally busy time of day. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to limit the dangers of nighttime driving. Here’s how to help keep yourself—and others—safe on the road after dark.

The Do’s and Don’ts for Safe Halloween Fun

Every fall, parents set out to create a safe and enjoyable spooky season for their kids. It is, after all, one of the most magical holidays behind Christmas. But it’s also the most dangerous time of year for children who go out trick-or-treating. Here’s a scary statistic: children are more than twice as likely to…

risk of an accident increases with semis

Tips for Sharing the Road Safely With Semi-Trucks

Summer is synonymous with throwing the windows down and hitting the road. Despite increased costs at the pump, many Americans plan to travel. Unfortunately, summer is one of the most dangerous times to be driving, especially when long-distance travel might increase a person’s encounter with long-haul truckers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration…

Road Debris

Ways to stay safe against the deadly toll of road debris

Every year, June 6 is designated as Secure Your Load Safety Day, which promotes awareness regarding load tie downs and encourages drivers to adhere to the guidelines. Because debris discarded in the back of trucks often blows out and litters our highways and communities, it’s also the perfect time to do your part to “Love the Boot” and remove any trash from the bed of your truck before traveling. Which is a common practice you should do not just on June 6, but every day you travel.

Auto Safety

Focus On the Road, Avoid These Dangerous Driving Habits

Louisiana drivers are setting records for all the wrong reasons. According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, there were 914 crashes and 997 deaths on public highways in 2021, a new record. The new record surpasses the previous one set in 2007 with 993 deaths. Gov. John Bel Edwards called the statistics “alarming.” “The…