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Louisiana Lawmakers Ask for Investigation into High School Football Deaths

Two Louisiana lawmakers are calling for a federal study to examine how to prevent fatal injuries among high school football players. The desire for an inquiry comes after several deaths across the nation, including one in Louisiana. The High School Football Safety Study Act will task the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Education and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to make recommendations for keeping our youngest athletes safe from devastating injuries. If the law is passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, it would signal the beginning of a nationwide push to end these preventable tragedies. Earlier in September, a 16-year-old high school student from Louisiana died after breaking his neck during a play. The young athlete is one of eight to die from football-related injuries in the last eight months. Football has become associated with brain, spinal cord and abdominal injuries. Legislators are…
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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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