Mardi Gras weekend is just about upon us. One hopes it will be a safe one for party-goers and all people in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana.
Unfortunately, the state has seen quite a few harmful traffic accidents over this weekend in the past couple of years. The injury or fatal car accident total for the state for the five days going up to Mardi Gras was close to 600 accidents both of these years (599 crashes in 2015 and 601 crashes in 2014). These crashes resulted in 10 fatalities in 2015 and 13 fatalities in 2014.