School is back in session in Louisiana, which means that thousands of students from elementary school to college will be walking to and from school each day. If your child walks to and from school, you have probably worried about him or her being struck by a car -- and for good reason.
Pedestrian accidents are all too common in Louisiana, and they are often deadly. In fact, 4,280 pedestrians were killed after being struck by cars in the United States in 2010 alone. Another 70,000 pedestrians were injured in accidents that same year. In the United States, a pedestrian is struck and killed by a car every 2 hours and injured every 8 minutes.