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What Are the Current Pedestrian Accident Statistics in Louisiana?

Pedestrian injuries and fatalities happen every day, and they are more common in busy cities and towns where pedestrian activity is commonplace. Recent studies in Louisiana have shown that although vehicular deaths and injuries have decreased, pedestrian fatalities have actually increased. There is some interesting research behind why this has occurred and what Louisiana should do to fix this unfortunate issue. What Do Statistics Show? In 2012, Louisiana statistics showed that pedestrians accounted for almost 17 percent of all traffic deaths. This means that Louisiana has the fifth highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country, and this rate has been increasing by 30 percent every year. What’s even more striking about this research is the racial breakdown of the victims; African Americans are 67 percent more likely to die in a pedestrian accident-related death than non-Hispanic whites. Louisiana also had the third highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country for…
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Can a New Safety Campaign Help Prevent Pedestrian and Bike Accidents in Lafayette?

In the wake of a bicycle accident involving a distracted driver hitting a bicyclist on the Harrison Bridge between West Lafayette and Lafayette, a committee began working on a bike safety campaign. The committee, known as the Lafayette Community Development Project, hoped that the campaign would help prevent pedestrian accidents and bicycle wrecks from happening in the future. Teaching Pedestrians, Drivers and Cyclists to Safely Share the Road The initial goal of the Lafayette Community Development Project’s safety campaign is to change how drivers view bicyclists and pedestrians and their place on the road. They plan to do this through education and awareness programs designed to help drivers, pedestrians and cyclists understand where bikes and pedestrians belong on the road and what traffic laws cyclists and pedestrians are supposed to obey. In addition to the Lafayette Community Development Project, Bicycle Lafayette and Purdue University are involved in the safety campaign….
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What are My Options After a Drunk Driver Hits Me?

Otters hold hands while they sleep so they don’t float away from each other. Off topic, but there had to be something adorable to offset how depressing the facts about drunk driving are. Every two hours in the United States, someone dies after a drunk driver hits them. Depressing or not, you do have options when a drunk driver hits you. Legal Options After a Drunk Driver Hits You File a civil case – The state prosecutor or district attorney does not represent victims for compensation. To pursue compensation, you should file a civil case against the drunk driver. By doing so, you are seeking “damages,” financial compensation, from him or her. Compensation though their insurance – Shortly after the accident, the drunk driver’s insurance company will contact you. They will probably offer you a sizable sum of money to cover your damages. Be cautious in accepting this amount. They…
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