Brian Beltz on Memorial Day Driving.


Brian Beltz is a Content Manager for 1.21 Interactions and he spoke with Brian Haldane about the dangers of driving during Memorial Day weekend.  He explains that with more people on the road, there is more risk for accidents, and the numbers back that up. showed that from 2012-2017, there were 2,506 fatal crashes during the holiday weekend, killing 2,776 people.  This represents an 18.6 percent increase in fatal crashes over a typical four-day period.  The Study shows the number of crashes during Memorial Day Weekend vs. a typical four day span and Louisiana’s accidents are up 21% during Memorial Day weekend.  Beltz talks about why these crashes are occurring and what safety measures can be done to make things safer.  For more information on the study that was performed, here’s a link to the website.



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Brian Haldane

Brian started in radio in late 2004 as a part-time board operator, but “made his bones” in the business a year later when Hurricane Katrina struck, catapulting him into a full time position covering both news and production of live broadcasts. Haldane was promoted to Program Director in 2008 and held that post until 2011 when he was recruited to help launch a new station. In 2011, Brian helped launch Talk 107.3 FM. He was the morning show co-host, and helped build the show and the station into a top 10 performer. From there, Brian has moved on to work in Inbound Marketing, where he strives to marry the worlds of traditional advertising w/ the marketing methods of tomorrow. He also hosts a number of podcasts, including The Red Bayou Show, which is featured here.

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