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  • Study ranks Baton Rouge as 2nd most dangerous city for drivers Play Video

    June 13, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days after Gov. John Bel Edwards established a statewide task force to take on infrastructure issues, a regional coalition has released a study that ranks Baton Rouge as the second most dangerous city in the nation for motorists. The Capital City ranked behind only Detroit... more »
  • 14 La. holiday weekend traffic deaths double 2015 total

    May 31, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police say there were twice as many Memorial Day weekend traffic deaths in the state this year as there were in 2015. A Tuesday news release says there were nine fatal crashes resulting in 14 deaths statewide during the holiday weekend. Last year, seven Memorial... more »
  • Keep cool and drive on

    July 21, 2015 9:34 AM

    While snarled traffic is nothing new to the Baton Rouge area, morning delays have been much heavier this week due to accidents. The Monday and Tuesday Morning commutes along I-10 through the Capital City were largely impacted by a series of crashes. Is there a cause for these traffic... more »
  • Interstate backups cause noon rush traffic headaches

    March 13, 2015 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A series of traffic snarls are present throughout the city around the noon hour on the Friday ahead of St. Patrick's Day festivities in Baton Rouge. All lanes are open on I-12 West at Airline Highway due to an earlier accident with congestion of one mile... more »
  • Residents want state to fix site of deadly crash Play Video

    February 13, 2015 5:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another fatal crash took place on Highway 63, south of Highway 449. According to the The Department of Transportation and Development, It's the second fatality to happen in that area within recent years. Louis Gurka III, 55, of Baton Rouge was traveling north on the highway... more »
  • La. roadway deaths drop 29 percent between 2007 and 2013

    February 4, 2015 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission says traffic fatalities dropped by 29 percent between 2007 and 2013. Lt. Col. John LeBlanc, the commission's executive director, says the state had 993 traffic fatalities in 2007, compared with 703 in 2013, a drop of almost 30 percent. LeBlanc says the... more »
  • Spike in highway deaths has LSP concerned

    December 23, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A spike in deaths on Louisiana roadways has State Police begging people to put down their cell phones and pay attention when they get behind the wheel. According to LSP distracted drivers have killed 67 people in the last month alone. They're calling it the new... more »
  • People frustrated with intersection Play Video

    September 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The intersection at Burbank and E. Boyd has some people scared for their safety and the safety of others. A wreck at that intersection yesterday "It is a matter of life and death. If you saw the car from yesterday and there had been somebody... more »
  • Drivers: confusing light change leading to numerous wrecks

    July 9, 2014 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Numerous car wrecks have plagued an intersection that was recently changed and drivers have complained the confusion surrounding the new flow is causing the crashes. People who drive the area frequently said Wednesday, on the scene of another crash, there had been at least three at... more »
  • New school bus safety recommendations expected

    July 23, 2013 8:23 AM

    WASHINGTON - Federal investigators are expected to make new school bus safety recommendations based on fatal accidents in New Jersey and Florida last year. The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to consider a report on the probable cause of an accident in Chesterfield, N.J., in which a dump truck... more »
  • FAA: Airliner crash lands in San Francisco

    July 6, 2013 2:21 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal aviation official says an Asiana Airlines flight has crashed while landing at San Francisco airport. It was not immediately known whether there were any injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Lynn Lunsford says the Boeing 777 crashed at San Francisco Airport while landing on Saturday. A... more »
  • Study: Red-light cameras reduce crashes in BR

    July 1, 2013 7:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been five years since Baton Rouge launched a traffic light camera program, and data released last week shows drops in both traffic crashes and violations at the selected intersections. The Department of Public Works evaluated intersections where traffic cameras were installed in 2008 and 2009 by... more »
  • Three motorcyclists injured in separate crashes

    April 22, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State troopers responded to three incidents involving motorcyclists Sunday. Investigators say each cyclist sustained serious injuries. The first crash happened around 1:30 p.m. on Hwy. 61 and Duplessis Rd. in Ascension Parish. Police say 25-year-old Matthew Anders of Gonzales was heading south on Hwy. 61... more »
  • Pittsburgh girl, 6, crashes car in bid to see dad

    February 4, 2013 8:52 AM

    PITTSBURGH- Pittsburgh police say a determined 6-year-old girl didn't hurt anyone when she crashed her mother's car while trying to drive across town to visit her father. Police haven't released the name of the girl whose mother was reportedly still sleeping when the girl took the woman's car keys about... more »

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