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December 2014 Archives

What is the Death on the High Seas Act?

The Death on the High Seas Act is a federal law that was passed in 1920 seeking to regulate the process of legal redress for wrongful death actions that have their origin in the international waters between countries. It has been substantially and controversially expanded by President Reagan's decision in 1988 to extend the aquatic borders of the United States.

Drunk driving statistics and prevention

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that out of every 140 miles driven, a drunk driver is behind the wheel for one mile. While 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in 2010, that number only makes up one percent of the drives taken while inebriated each year, according to self-reporting studies.

Louisiana teen killed, sisters hurt in head-on crash

A Prairieville high school student was killed, and her two sisters injured, when another vehicle struck their car head-on as they were driving to school early Dec. 9. The 19-year-old man who hit them was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, according to Louisiana State Police.

Fatal Walker South Road crash in Louisiana kills 2

According to the Louisiana State Police Troop A, a two-vehicle crash caused two fatalities shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 4. The accident occurred on Highway 447 south of Interstate 12 in Livingston Parish. The victims were a 50-year-old man from Jackson and a 76-year-old man from Denham Springs. Police say the man from Jackson was driving a 1994 GMC pickup truck and traveling northbound on the highway, and the other man who was involved was driving a 2006 Lincoln Town Car traveling southbound on the highway.

New study shows scooters are most dangerous toy

Louisiana parents may be surprised to learn that the most dangerous toy on the market is the popular, sleek foot-powered scooter. A new study published in Clinical Pediatrics in December found that the rate of toy-related injuries spiked 40 percent between the years of 1990 and 2011, with a sharp increase immediately following the release of the Razer foot-powered scooter in 2000.

Louisiana accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Authorities reported that a two-vehicle collision occurred in St. Martin Parish just before 9 p.m. on Nov. 23. St. Martin Parish officials pronounced one driver dead at the scene of the accident. The other driver suffered minor injuries.

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