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2024 06 05June 05, 2024 Governor Jeff Landry urges drivers to “Secure Your Load" Press Releases Objects as common as a two-by-four piece of wood or a suitcase can turn into lethal projectiles when they are not secured in a moving car or truck.
2024 05 20May 20, 2024 Click It or Ticket in force for high-traffic Memorial Day holiday Press Releases 15% of drivers and passengers do not wear their seat belts, yet more than 48% of the people who died in crashes here in 2022 were not wearing a seat belt.
2024 05 14May 14, 2024 Share the road and the responsibility with a bike Press Releases At least 44 bicyclists in Louisiana were killed in crashes in 2022, the second consecutive year that a record was set.
2024 05 10May 10, 2024 Watch out for motorcycles during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Press Releases A motorcyclist is a vulnerable road user, and a car or truck driver can overlook them with only a cursory glance in the mirror.
2024 05 01May 01, 2024 Safety advocates urge caregivers: Never leave a child in a car Press Releases State and national safety advocates came together to urge parents and caregivers to never leave a child in a parked car, even for just a moment.
2024 04 29April 29, 2024 Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke Media Advisory Events The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission will hold a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 1.
2024 04 19April 19, 2024 “Buckle Up in Your Truck” or pay up Press Releases "We can save more lives if we get more people in pickups to buckle up.”
2024 04 01April 01, 2024 Distracted driving causes thousands of Louisiana crashes each year Press Releases The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission reminds everyone to “Buckle Up, Phone Down.”
2024 03 04March 04, 2024 Vehicle Safety Recalls Week is the Perfect Time to Check Press Releases NHTSA has two free, easy ways to check your vehicle for any government-issued safety recalls.
2024 01 31January 31, 2024 Impaired drivers to get stainless steel bracelets for Carnival Press Releases During the 2022 Mardi Gras holiday, 11 people were killed and 120 people were hurt in crashes that involved a driver who had been drinking.
2024 01 19January 19, 2024 Passengers have the right to speak up for safety Press Releases The campaign, which runs January 21-28, was created to encourage passengers to voice concerns to drivers who may be making poor choices.
2024 01 04January 04, 2024 Louisiana Highway Safety Commission announces availability of grants Announcements Successful grants will assist LHSC in addressing traffic safety problems, expanding an ongoing activity or developing a new program or countermeasure.
2023 12 29December 29, 2023 Sober drivers are the real stars of the Sugar Bowl Press Releases The New Year’s Day football game draws more than 100,000 people to New Orleans each year.
2023 12 15December 15, 2023 Law enforcement officers to stop, arrest impaired drivers during holidays Press Releases Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
2023 11 16November 16, 2023 Click It or Ticket campaign in place during high-traffic holiday Press Releases Beginning Saturday, November 18, the officers will be looking specifically for drivers and passengers who are not wearing seat belts.
2023 11 09November 09, 2023 Louisiana police officers receive Fricke Cooper Achievement Award Press Releases The award was presented on November 9, 2023, at the Louisiana State Police Training Academy Auditorium in Baton Rouge.
2023 11 07November 07, 2023 Governor proclaims Drowsy Driving Prevention Week® Press Releases The NSF recommends that people sleep for an average of 7–9 hours at night. In fact, they say that if someone only slept for 3–5 hours the previous night, they are unfit to drive.
2023 10 27October 27, 2023 LHSC urges safe driving practices this Halloween Press Releases In Louisiana, over the past decade, October has consistently been one of the deadliest months of the year on the roadways.
2023 09 27September 27, 2023 LHSC reports a decrease in fatalities on Louisiana roads in 2022 Press Releases 906 people died in crashes involving motor vehicles last year, compared to 972 in 2021.
2023 09 18September 18, 2023 Seat Check Saturday features free expert safety seat installation Press Releases Get your child safety seat installed for free by certified technicians this Saturday in nine locations across Louisiana.
2023 08 18August 18, 2023 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Impaired driving continues to affect Louisiana Press Releases Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement mobilization runs August 18 through the September 4 Labor Day weekend.
2023 08 03August 03, 2023 LHSC reminds drivers to get back into “school zone mode” Press Releases “Children’s minds are not on their own safety,” Freeman said.
2023 07 17July 17, 2023 Gov. Edwards’ proclamation seeks safer rural roads in Louisiana Press Releases Governor John Bel Edwards has proclaimed July 17-21 as “Rural Road Safety Awareness Week.”
2023 06 30June 30, 2023 Record traffic and impaired driving don’t mix this Independence Day Press Releases "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is all about taking that choice away from impaired drivers and making our roads safe for the rest of us."
2023 06 27June 27, 2023 LHSC announces impaired driving awareness campaign: “If you feel different, you drive different” Press Releases LHSC aims to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes that result in serious injuries and fatalities due to the involvement of drugs and alcohol.
2023 06 23June 23, 2023 LHSC’s first-ever Impaired Driving Symposium to feature Dr. Kevin Sabet Events Join us for the first-ever Louisiana Impaired Driving Symposium on Wednesday, July 26, 2023.
2023 06 15June 15, 2023 LHSC wants motorcyclists to ride safely for Ride to Work Day Press Releases On Monday, June 19, motorcyclists across Louisiana will participate in national Ride to Work Day.
2023 06 05June 05, 2023 Governor proclaims June 6 Secure Your Load for Road Safety Day Press Releases The day is for honoring those whose lives have been impacted or taken by unsecured loads and road debris, and to make load securement a standard practice.
2023 05 22May 22, 2023 Click It or Ticket campaign focus is to save lives in Louisiana Press Releases 322 of the 615 motor vehicle drivers and passengers who died in 2021 crashes were not wearing seat belts.
2023 05 18May 18, 2023 Louisiana mom shares Jamey’s story to further bicycle safety Press Releases In 2021, 35 bicyclists were killed on Louisiana roads, and over 500 people were injured in crashes.
2023 05 04May 04, 2023 Drive with care during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Press Releases Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and should be given extra attention on the road.
2023 04 20April 20, 2023 "Buckle Up in Your Truck" campaign aims to save lives Press Releases “Buckle Up in Your Truck” enforcement campaign begins.
2023 04 03April 03, 2023 Distracted drivers cause more than 5,000 crashes a year in Louisiana Press Releases Distracted driving is a serious problem on Louisiana roads, with more than 5,000 crashes featuring injuries or fatalities occurring annually.
2023 03 21March 21, 2023 When trying to beat the train, it’s never a tie Press Releases From 2018 through 2022, there were 440 crashes between trains and vehicles.
2023 03 08March 08, 2023 “Spring Forward” during Vehicle Safety Recalls Week Press Releases LHSC urges to use Daylight Saving Time as annual reminder to check vehicles for safety recalls.
2023 02 13February 13, 2023 Good times “will come to a quick stop” for impaired drivers this Carnival season Press Releases Help you and your loved ones get home safely during the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign through Mardi Gras, February 21.
2023 02 03February 03, 2023 LHSC Echoes “Wear Yellow Day” to Promote School Safety Press Releases The untimely death of six-year-old Emma Bell Savoie was a wake-up call.
2023 01 04January 04, 2023 LHSC now receiving funding requests for traffic safety projects Press Releases Those with an idea for a project or initiative to improve traffic safety have until January 31 to apply.
2022 12 29December 29, 2022 Resolve to save lives in 2023; be a better driver Press Releases Executive Director Lisa Freeman hopes drivers will take on more serious commitments that can save lives.
2022 12 22December 22, 2022 Your Sugar Bowl game plan should include the MVP: A Designated Driver Press Releases Last New Year’s Eve, 17 people were killed and 250 people were injured on Louisiana roads in alcohol-related crashes.
2022 12 15December 15, 2022 LHSC to impaired drivers: ‘You’ll have a Blue Christmas’ Press Releases Impaired drivers may face a Blue Christmas as law enforcement agencies beef up holiday patrols.
2022 11 25November 25, 2022 Seat belts look good on Bayou Classic fans Press Releases Using a seat belt will drastically reduce an occupant’s chances of being seriously injured or killed in a car crash.
2022 11 17November 17, 2022 “Click it or Ticket” goal is to save lives this Thanksgiving Press Releases In 2021, 18 people were killed on Louisiana roadways during the Thanksgiving holiday.
2022 09 22September 22, 2022 Seat Check Saturday aims to keep children safe in vehicles Press Releases Last year, seven out of 10 children ages 5 and under, who died in a crash in Louisiana, had not been properly secured in a child safety seat.
2022 09 15September 15, 2022 Bad behavior fuels bad year for traffic safety in 2021 Press Releases 174 interstate fatalities, representing “a staggering” 49% increase over 2020.
2022 08 26August 26, 2022 LHSC named semi-finalist for prestigious Green Cross for Safety Award Press Releases The LHSC was one of only two state highway safety offices in the country to be named.
2022 08 19August 19, 2022 “Zero excuse” for drunk driving during Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Press Releases In 2020, there were 446 motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries or fatalities during the Labor Day holiday in Louisiana.
2022 08 04August 04, 2022 School is back in Louisiana, and so are school zones Press Releases Operating a cell phone in a school zone not only is dangerous, it is illegal in Louisiana.
2022 06 30June 30, 2022 LHSC reminds drivers to choose safety this July 4 holiday Press Releases Extra officers will be patrolling the roads specifically to detect and stop impaired drivers.
2022 06 22June 22, 2022 LHSC gets $50,000 in grants to combat drug-impaired driving Press Releases The North Louisiana Criminalistic Laboratory provides forensic toxicology services for 29 parishes.
2022 06 03June 03, 2022 Common Sense Road to Safety: June 6 is Secure Your Load Day Press Releases Unsecured loads and road debris caused 715 deaths, 16,595 injuries and 82,479 property damage crashes in 2020.
2022 05 20May 20, 2022 Click It or Ticket campaign to save lives begins Monday Press Releases A first-offense ticket for not wearing a seat belt is $50, while subsequent tickets are $75 each.
2022 04 22April 22, 2022 Buckle Up in Your Truck, Louisiana: It’s the law Press Releases Pickup trucks are more likely to roll over in a crash, making the occupants more likely to be seriously injured or killed.
2022 04 05April 05, 2022 LHSC has two words for drivers: Just Drive Press Releases Each year, distracted driving in Louisiana kills dozens of people.
2022 03 30March 30, 2022 LHSC urges drivers: Don’t be complacent about train crossings Press Releases “Stop. Trains Can’t.”
2022 02 24February 24, 2022 Mardi Gras will be no holiday for impaired drivers Press Releases Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign is in place through March 1 to arrest drunk drivers to get them off the road.
2022 02 15February 15, 2022 Tri-Parish area judges participate in DWI pilot project Press Releases Misdemeanor DWI offenders in the tri-parish area will be screened for the presence of a substance use or mental health disorder.
2022 02 10February 10, 2022 #NextFanUp means some fans will be Super Bowl Saints Press Releases If you see a friend who’s been drinking, make sure they have access to a safe ride home.
2022 02 07February 07, 2022 Highway safety grant application period open through Feb. 28 Press Releases LHSC will fund projects for one year, beginning Oct. 1, 2022.
2022 01 03January 03, 2022 2 in ’22 – Two resolutions for a safer Louisiana in 2022 Press Releases In 2020, crashes killed 828 people and injured more than 64,000 people.
2021 12 30December 30, 2021 #NextFanUp keeps you and your friends in the game Press Releases Use #NextFanUp in social media posts to recognize designated drivers.
2021 12 17December 17, 2021 La. law enforcement has holiday plans for impaired drivers Press Releases In 2020, 181 people were injured or killed in alcohol-involved crashes.
2021 12 06December 06, 2021 Injuries at record low, but fatalities up sharply on Louisiana roads in 2020 Press Releases Statistics are in line with national figures that show a sharp increase in fatalities even though fewer drivers were on the road.
2021 09 30September 30, 2021 Get Fit, Stay Safe during “1 Million Steps 2 Safety” Press Releases Pedestrians and bicyclists face distinct disadvantages when involved in traffic crashes.
2021 09 24September 24, 2021 Put Kids in the Right Seat Every Time Press Releases National experts rate Louisiana as having the best child safety seat law in the country.
2021 09 15September 15, 2021 FY 2022 LHSC Subgrant Manual Grants Link to the 2022 .pdf manual.
2021 09 08September 08, 2021 Let’s keep kids safe while they’re getting to school, too Press Releases School zones are only as safe as the drivers who pass through them.
2021 08 19August 19, 2021 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over is “simple math” that saves lives Press Releases From 2015 to 2019, 27 of the 46 people killed in crashes on Louisiana highways during the Labor Day holiday were in an alcohol-related crash.
2021 06 30June 30, 2021 Impaired drivers risk losing their independence during July 4 holiday Press Releases Extra law enforcement officers across Louisiana will be on patrol through Monday to specifically find and stop impaired drivers.
2021 06 17June 17, 2021 GHSA awards grant to Louisiana for impaired driving screening and assessment Press Releases Louisiana is one of four states to receive the 2021 grant award.
2021 05 27May 27, 2021 Click It or Ticket: seat belts aren’t just for the front seat Press Releases Too many back-seat passengers don’t think the seat belt law applies to them.
2021 05 25May 25, 2021 “Watch for Motorcycles” message will keep rolling Press Releases In 2019, 87 people were killed, and 1,106 people were injured in motorcycle crashes in Louisiana.
2021 04 15April 15, 2021 “Buckle Up in Your Truck” campaign addresses “safety double whammy” Press Releases Survey shows that pickup truck occupants wear their seat belts 8.8% less frequently than occupants of other vehicles.
2021 04 13April 13, 2021 Pedestrian safety is a two-way street Press Releases Louisiana has the sixth highest per-capita pedestrian fatality rate in the nation, according to a study by Smart Growth America.
2021 03 31March 31, 2021 “If you’re driving, just drive; everything else can wait.” Press Releases Crash reports from 2019 show that 187 people in Louisiana were killed in crashes involving a distracted or inattentive driver, Schneider said.
2021 03 22March 22, 2021 Stop. Trains Can't. Press Releases The short time you might save getting to the other side of the tracks isn’t worth risking your life.
2021 03 12March 12, 2021 Don’t rely on luck this St. Patrick’s Day Press Releases The St. Patrick’s Day holiday is one of the deadliest times on the nation’s roadways.
2021 03 08March 08, 2021 Vehicle Safety Recalls Week highlights importance of recall check Press Releases Make a quick, free check of your car or truck for any recalls that could impact the vehicle’s safety.
2021 03 02March 02, 2021 LHSC accepting grant applications for safety projects Press Releases The one-year grants are funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for the federal fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1, 2021.
2021 02 09February 09, 2021 Impaired driving has “no place in our lives” during Carnival season Press Releases Law enforcement agents across Louisiana will be watching for impaired drivers in a special “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” period through February 19.
2021 02 05February 05, 2021 Designated drivers are always on the winning team Press Releases “Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.”
2021 01 28January 28, 2021 LHSC rolls out new highway safety communication tools Press Releases “It’s vital that we communicate with younger people so we can help them develop safe driving habits.”
2020 12 30December 30, 2020 Buzzed driving: A bad way to end a bad year Press Releases LHSC encourages everyone who has been celebrating with alcohol or other impairing substances while ringing in 2021 to get a ride home instead of driving.
2020 12 21December 21, 2020 Law enforcement working to prevent a Deadly December on LA roads Press Releases In December 2019, 33 people were killed on Louisiana roads in 28 alcohol-related crashes, according to CARTS.
2020 11 25November 25, 2020 Acadiana judge takes on new role as State Judicial Outreach Liaison Press Releases Judge Jules David Edwards III has been named Louisiana’s State Judicial Outreach Liaison.
2020 11 20November 20, 2020 Click It or Ticket – save your money, save your life Press Releases Across Louisiana, law enforcement agencies are putting extra patrols on the road during holiday travel.
2020 10 29October 29, 2020 Don't let your Halloween turn into a nightmare Press Releases Halloween is one of the most dangerous holidays in Louisiana.
2019 09 17September 17, 2019 FY 2020 LHSC Subgrant Manual Grants Link to the 2020 .pdf manual.
2019 07 31July 31, 2019 New Louisiana child safety seat law called "best in the country" Press Releases New law requires children to remain in the most protected category of child restraint.
2018 09 06September 06, 2018 States receive funds to tackle teen driver safety Press Releases Helps states instill safe driving habits in this high-risk demographic.
2018 02 22February 22, 2018 Gov. Edwards Appoints New Head of Louisiana Highway Safety Commission Announcements Attorney Lisa Freeman appointed as executive director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission.
2017 12 19December 19, 2017 ​2017 LA Statewide Seat Belt Survey Reports ​Link to 2017 .pdf LA Statewide Belt Survey.
2017 11 02November 02, 2017 2017 Adult Seat Belt Nighttime Observation Survey Reports Link to .pdf 2017 Survey.
2017 11 02November 02, 2017 FFY2018 Highway Safety Plan Reports ​Link to 2018 .pdf HSP.
2017 03 16March 16, 2017 Archives Press Releases Past Highway Safety press releases from 2/24/14 to 3/16/17.