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May 2014 - Simien & Simien, LLC

Lower Speed Limits In East Baton Rouge Parish Approved

Speed limits on about 1,500 miles of neighborhood streets in East Baton Rouge Parish are being lowered from 30 to 25 mph. The Advocate reports the Baton Rouge Metro Council passed an ordinance Wednesday reducing the speed limits on residential streets without center stripes. The new speed limits will take

NHTSA Kicks off National Click it or Ticket Campaign

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has kicked off its annual Click it or Ticket campaign which will run through June 1, 2014. Law enforcement agencies through the nation will conduct intensive enforcement of seatbelt laws during the daytime and nighttime hours. Last year, more than 132 agencies across Louisiana

Parents Reminded to “Look Before You Lock” as Summer Months Approach

Temperatures in and around Louisiana are started to reach the mid-80s and low 90s. As the summer months approach, parents are being urged to “Look Before You Lock” as part of a campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). From May 5 through September, the NHTSA will be

NHTSA To Upgrade Kia Sorrento Investigation

Following more than 90 complaints from owners of Kia Sorento SUV’s that have expressed concerns over imploding sunroof glass, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has upgraded it’s existing investigation onto the issue. According to sources, there have been reports of 18 injuries from the defective sunroof’s, with more

36M Americans May Travel for Memorial Day Weekend

The American Auto Association, also known as AAA, projects that 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The number of travelers is 1.5 percent higher than it was in 2013. Memorial Day kicks off the summer driving season with about

Goodrich Petroleum To Increase New Well Drilling In Tuscaloosa

In a recent statement by Goodrich Petroleum, it has been announced that the oil company plans to expand it’s oil drilling activities in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale-an area known for its richness in shale oil. The announcement also noted that the company has begun to drill a new well in

Truck Rear End Accident Results In Dual Fatality

A fiery fatal crash Friday night forced authorities to close Interstate 10 in both directions between Baton Rouge and Lafayette for about 15 hours, diverting travelers north to U.S. 190 and flooding businesses along the highway with weary customers. The wreck responsible for the traffic snafu happened shortly after 5