Senator Kennedy seeks answers from Governor Edwards in the Wake of a Legislative Audit
Posted on 6/7/2018 5:00:00 AM.

In a letter sent to Governor Edwards, US Senator John Kennedy expressed his concern over what he called an “inexcusable waste of taxpayer funds at the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission” based on a legislative audit.

Kennedy says the bulk of the problems appeared to have occurred under the leadership of Katara Williams, who has since been moved to a position with Southern University.  

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Louisiana drivers and riders are buckling up but those in pickups don't wear seat belts as often
Posted on 10/27/2017 11:27:00 AM.

A survey from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission finds Louisianans are buckling up but drivers and passengers in pickup trucks are not doing so as often.

Executive Director Dr. Katara Williams says the seat belt usage rate has consistently increased annually in the Bayou State since 2009. But she says many residents in our state drive trucks, so we must convince them to buckle up.
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Distracted driving is a 'dangerous epidemic' in Louisiana
Posted on 4/13/2017 10:41:00 AM.

Distracted driving is an epidemic in Louisiana. That’s according to Executive Director of the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, Dr. Katara Williams, who says last year alone we had over 2,500 crashes that were linked to this risky habit.

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Record number of Louisianans buckle up
Posted on 3/16/2017 10:16:00 AM.

A new record has been set in the Pelican State for seat belt usage. Based on a study from the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, 88% of drivers and passengers are buckled up, which is up 2% from the previous year. The commission’s executive director, Dr. Katara Williams, says they are pleased more motorists are making the choice to buckle up.

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Highway Safety Commission reminds Louisianans that asphalt and alcohol don't mix
Posted on 12/30/2016 2:43:00 AM.

The Louisiana Highway Safety Commission wants to remind motorists to be extra careful while driving over the New Year’s holiday weekend. Executive Director Dr. Katara Williams says often times when New Year’s falls on a weekend, it can result in more crashes than during the week.

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