What’s Up Wednesday: 01/16/19

In 2018, the Causeway Bridge had 170 crashes, 20 injuries and 3,700 responses.

Many New Orleans Saints fans are getting ready to tailgate for the NFC Championship game on Sunday, January 20, 2019. They are planning their menu. Making plans with friends and loved ones. The Saints fans are even planning to brave the cold. The National Weather Service is predicting that temperatures will struggle to get into the 40s on Sunday.

While tailgating at the Dome is fun, tailgating on the Bridge is dangerous. Tailgating decreases the amount of time to react and can cause accidents. Tailgating can also contribute to other vehicles driving aggressively. Tailgating is not only dangerous; it is also against the law. Please keep the tailgating for the NFC Championship game on Sunday.

If you are being tailgated, it is best to get into another lane and contact Causeway Police department at 504-835-3116 or *27 to report the situation.

On a side note, yesterday was Drew Brees’ 40th birthday. Happy birthday Drew! We appreciated all you have done for the Saints and New Orleans. We are all rooting for our Saints and Drew! WHO DAT!


What’s Up Wednesday: 01/09/19

 

There where 170 crashes and 20 injuries on the Causeway Bridge in 2018.

It is the start of a New Year! January 1st is when we prepare the Southern tradition of black-eyed peas (good luck), cabbage (prosperity), and ham (health) to start off the New Year right. It is also a time for New Year’s resolutions. One resolution we should all be making is to make sure that everyone in our vehicle is properly restrained with a seat belt.

Seat belts save lives. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a total of 23,714 drivers and passengers died in crashes in 2016 because they were not buckled up. Nationwide more than 2.6 million drivers and passengers were treated in emergency rooms as the result of being injured in motor vehicle crashes. Please remember to buckle up every time you are in your vehicle.

The benefits of buckling up are very clear:

1. If you buckle up in the front seat of a passenger car, you can reduce your risk of fatal injury by 45 percent and moderate to critical injury by 50 percent.

2. If you buckle up in a light truck, you can reduce your risk of fatal injury by 60 percent and moderate to critical injury by 65 percent

We wish everyone a very happy, safe and prosperous 2019.