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September 2018 Archives

The number of Pedestrian deaths surges

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is alarmed by the surge in the number of pedestrian deaths in recent years. It cites a 46 percent increase between 2009-2016 (the most recent year with data available). That spike includes 5,987 deaths in 2016, which is the most since 1990.

Louisiana drivers near bottom of new survey

The Allstate Insurance Company compiles a list of the motor vehicle accident claims it receives each year. It then breaks them down into 200 metro areas across the country. The number 1 ranked Brownsville, Texas was determined to be the safest place to drive. At the bottom of the list was Baltimore, Maryland. The New Orleans metro area ranked 180, which means that we truly live in one of the most hazardous places to drive in the United States. This low ranking may come as no surprise to drivers here in Covington, and it does not come as a surprise to carrier, which ranked the area at 180 the previous year as well.

Feds may require new motorcycle safety technology

Riding motorcycles continues to be the epitome of risky behavior that can lead to severe injury or death. Now the National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) voted 5-0 to recommend that motorcycle manufacturers institute some updated technology to improve the safety of motorcycles built for road.

Suit filed against Brad Pitt’s foundation

Actor Brad Pitt has maintained a residence in New Orleans for several years. He was acutely aware of the need for new housing after Hurricane Katrina, so his Make It Right foundation stepped in and built housing in the Lower Ninth Ward. The foundation hired award-winning architects in 2007 and construction began in 2008. The goal was to build 150 aesthetically unique houses that were storm safe and solar powered. The foundation sold them for $150,000 each to residents who received resettlement financing, government grants and money from the Make It Right Foundation. 10 years later

Rehabilitation following a traumatic brain injury

An accident at work or on a Louisiana highway can change your life and the lives of your family in the blink of an eye. If your injuries include head trauma, you may be one of hundreds of thousands each year who must face the new reality of a traumatic brain injury that affects every aspect of their lives.

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