Texting while driving is illegal in Louisiana, as it is in most other states. Everyone has heard the message in Lake Charles TV ads, on radio and in social media: it's incredibly dangerous to you, your passengers and other motorists to send or read texts while driving.
If you drive north of Lake Charles on Martin Luther King Highway for about four and a half hours, you will arrive in Haughton, Louisiana. The small Bossier Parish town is known for its schools, parks and library. It's also famous for the 199-foot cross towering above its Church of the Cross.
We humans have a remarkable ability to know that something is true but at the very same time ignore that knowledge. A recent study on traffic safety drives that point home.
Married in their twenties, they have spent the years since raising a family, working hard to get ahead and making their house into a home. Now that the kids are gone and their careers are nearer the end than the beginning, they face a new challenge: divorce.
You have to drive east of Lake Charles on I-10 for a few hours to get to St Tammany Parish. Last year, a sheriff's deputy known there for making drunk driving arrests pulled over a Slidell man and began conducting a field sobriety test. After the test, the deputy arrested the man on a drunk driving charge.