Busy highways throughout holiday weekend brings extra caution to drivers

Louisiana State police reminding public to be safe throughout the Easter holiday weekend

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 1:13pm

From enjoying backyard crawfish boils to traveling to the beach or to visit family members, people in Louisiana observe the long Easter weekend in a variety of ways.  The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and Louisiana State Police remind all motorists that roads will likely be busier than usual for the Easter holiday.

"Most important thing we want people to remember about the holiday safety is buckling up and designating a driver.  I know that's two things but those are the two most important things that are contributing factors to our leading cause of crashes in this area," says Trooper Stephen Hammons, State Police.

More fatal crashes occur Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays than on other days of the week.  So with today being a holiday for many workers and students, crash risks are likely to increase during the long weekend.  Make sure to stay safe and keep this holiday a celebration.

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