10 Most Dangerous Driving Cities in Louisiana
Posted By On behalf of Simien & Simien on November 1, 2013 in Automotive
Across the country, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports approximately 32,000 individuals will be involved in an auto accident. The sheer volume of traffic in some cities increases the likelihood of car collisions, and within Louisiana the same principle applies: population density is usually a factor in crash frequency.
Additionally, numbers from the Highway Safety Research Group for 2013 suggest a combination of factors are involved in determining crash numbers; road safety, traffic signs and signals, residents’ careers and even a city’s crime rate are all aspects of the overall equation.
According to the organization’s 2013 report, Louisiana’s cities with the highest incidence of car crash injuries are as follows:
- New Orleans: 3,555 crashes
- Baton Rouge: 2,547 crashes
- Lafayette: 1,743 crashes
- Shreveport: 1,610 crashes
- Lake Charles: 831 crashes
- Bossier City: 732 crashes
- Alexandria: 576 crashes
- Monroe: 574 crashes
- Kenner: 367 crashes
- Houm: 273 crashes
The data from the Highway Safety Research Group did not specify the cause of the accidents, or whether the injuries became fatalities to those involved. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released national estimates on the frequency of auto accidents over the course of an average person’s lifetime, and it suggested that an individual is likely to be involved in a crash once every seven years.
Involvement in an auto accident can be traumatic. After ensuring the safety of you and your passengers and cooperating with law enforcement, contact an experienced Louisiana car accident attorney for advice on how best to proceed.
Avoidance of a collision is always the best way to stay safe—always wear a seatbelt, never drink and drive and don’t text or use a smartphone while behind the wheel of a car.