There has been good news and bad news about the safety of being in St. Charles Parish lately.
The last issue of the Herald-Guide on July 27 had a front page article on the dangers of driving on U. S. Highway 90 which is named as the 13th most dangerous roadway in the nation.
Besides that, it also named St. Charles Parish as having one of the highest accident rates in the country.
You didn’t know that, did you?
So be prepared.
In that same issue, Sheriff Greg Champagne was quoted as saying that the crime rate in St. Charles Parish had dropped five percent in the first half of this year.
What a deviation from the bad news about the dangers of driving here on Highway 90 to the wonderful news about our lower rate on crime.
The highway story said that Geotab, a transportation and business fleet consulting firm, claimed that an average of 27 fatal crashes occur on Highway 90 each year.
And St. Charles, St. Mary and Iberia, all in Louisiana, were among the hot spots for wrecks.
So, St. Charles residents, at least you have been warned that as wonderful a parish as we have here we do have to watch our step when we go out of doors to face the dangers of Highway 90 even though we are in one of the safest states in the country when it comes to crime.
Just watch your speedometer and prepare to brake when you get on that highway. But, on the other hand, you can feel more at ease being outdoors in Louisiana in the middle of the day or night due to our lesser crime rate.
And, at any rate, Mr. and Mrs. St. Charles Parish, it’s always best to be prepared for anything good or bad that can come our way.
This is a crazy world we live in.
How safe we are depends upon which way it turns.