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Thanksgiving Safety Tips Every Family Should Know

Thanksgiving weekend is the most dangerous time of the year to be on the road. With increased incidences of impaired driving, greater traffic density and cold weather conditions, Thanksgiving can be an especially dangerous time to drive. In 2012, 416 people died nationwide during the Thanksgiving weekend in car accidents. No family should end Thanksgiving with the tragedy of losing loved ones from car accidents, and we want to share tips provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help keep you safe. Long meals with the family can create the temptation to overindulge in alcoholic beverages, and some people will make the poor choice of getting behind the wheel. Of the 416 people who died during the 2012 Thanksgiving weekend from car accidents, 42 percent were killed in alcohol-related crashes. To avoid impaired drivers, stay extra vigilant while driving and avoid traveling late at night. Ensure your…
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Lafayette Trooper Discusses Harsh Reality of Fatal Car Accidents

Every year, people are needlessly killed in fatal car accidents, either through negligent or reckless driving. A Louisiana State Trooper recently talked with the press about how these accidents occur. According to the trooper, 59 Lafayette families have received a knock at the door or a phone call this year delivering the worst kind of news. Law enforcement is tasked with telling these families the bad news. Why do these accidents continue happening? According to the state trooper, careless driving is the cause of many fatal car accidents. Motorists are texting or driving while intoxicated. The consequences of these actions have permanent implications for dozens of families every year. To fix this problem, Louisiana has launched a statewide transportation safety program called “Destination Zero Deaths”, which will help the public understand why fatal accidents happen and how to prevent future deaths. What Can Louisiana Do to Prevent Fatal Car Accidents?…
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Why UL Lafayette Has Been Named a Bicycle-Friendly Campus

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette (UL Lafayette) has been named a “bicycle-friendly campus” by the League of American Bicyclists. For its efforts in making cycling safer for students, UL Lafayette earned a bronze award. This award may seem insignificant to some, but the League of American Bicyclists only recognizes 127 universities and colleges nationwide. Developing cycling infrastructure can help students avoid the catastrophic consequences of bicycle accidents, which can cause death or permanent disability. There are two major changes at UL Lafayette that should help improve bicycle safety. Bike lanes can be extremely effective at separating traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. UL Lafayette recently installed bike lanes as part of a joint project with the Lafayette Consolidated Government. The American Journal of Public Health claims bike lanes cut the risk of injury by 50 percent. The numbers are clear: bike lanes serve to help cyclists avoid accidents. UL Lafayette also…
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