The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Thursday, October 21, 2021


Honoring Victims of Traffic Collisions with "Rainbow Art Halos" in Los Angeles



Have you seen vibrant rainbow-colored discs at intersections while driving through Los Angeles? What seems like a gorgeous art installation is actually a reminder of what could have been true, had some drivers followed road safety rules.

These rainbow halos are an initiative by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and SoCal Families for Safe Streets to remember people who have died in tragic road accidents. The plaques that accompany the Halos are also a heart-breaking reminder of what a minor mistake on the road can result in.

From negligent construction companies to corrupt contractors and drunk drivers, there can be several reasons behind the loss of life that occurs in road accidents. And it’s not about Los Angeles alone. In the pre-Covid era, in 2019, the State of California alone reported an increase in road crash fatalities to 3,540.

Some who survived the crashes were left struggling with legal troubles from powerful lawyers of the corrupt. This makes having good attorneys for car crash victims all the more important to ensure maximum pressure on the perpetrators to compensate for damage to property and injuries.

Here we discuss the initiative, how it can minimize the risk of accidents, and what to do if you have had an accident.

What are Rainbow Halos?
Artist John Morse has designed an art piece that will memorialize car crash victims and spread awareness for reducing car crashes. LADOT and DCA are behind the initiative, which includes a plaque displaying the significance of the Halos.

100 Rainbow Halos have been installed across Los Angeles streets on sites of crashes where victims died. The Halos will also draw attention to the rising number of accidents and how taking some necessary precautions can prevent them.

What does the Rainbow Halo include?
The Rainbow Halo consists of a large portrait of the road crash victim in the front of a multi-colored disc hanging on the street pole. When the sun shines, the rainbow-colored disc casts an attention-grabbing multi-colored shadow visible to those passing the intersection.

A plaque placed behind the lights contains accident details and what could have been done to prevent it. It includes Halo's significance and aims to develop a sense of responsibility in avoiding future crashes.

The significance of Rainbow Halos
The Labor Day weekend saw the first Rainbow Halo installation, followed by 99 more throughout Los Angeles. While honoring the lives of those who have died in unfortunate car crashes is essential, and friends and family appreciate it, the primary significance lies in spreading the importance of traffic safety.

A small initiative like this can instil a sense of responsibility in reckless drivers. Rainbow Halos are a part of the more significant project called Vision Zero, under which the Mayor of Los Angeles aims to reduce the count of deaths to nearly 0 by the end of 2025.

The mission includes a host of small initiatives to spread awareness on traffic safety and sharing methods to eliminate preventable accidents.

How is Vision Zero progressing?
Plans like Vision Zero have seen high success rates in the city of New York. The method first came into existence in Sweden, which has reported great success in reducing the crash death rate. The technique, however, hasn’t been very effective in Los Angeles, where a one-third rise in accidents has been reported in the last three years.

Instead of poor road design and inadequate safety features, high speeds and irresponsible driving are the major reasons for the rising accident rates in cities like Los Angeles. Cars dominate the streets, which measure over 7500 miles.

Hence, spreading awareness about remaining within speed limits and avoiding drunk driving seem to be the methods that can prove effective.

What if the damage has been done?
Suppose you’ve lost a loved one or endured severe injuries due to unsafe driving. In that case, law firm attorneys can already help you minimize the long-term consequences. While it’s not possible to bring back life, having a specialist lawyer can get you compensation for your losses.

At times, you may land into legal trouble even when you have endured injury and damage. To avoid that and make your case as strong as possible, you should contact a law firm specializing in road accident recovery.

You can get massive amounts of compensation if you choose the right attorney. Feel free to contact us for a free consultation and advice on dealing with legal issues related to road accidents.










Today's News

March 9, 2021

Magic realism reexamined in new exhibition at the Georgia Museum of Art

Christie's to offer rediscovered pastel by Eugene Delacroix

Sotheby's to offer group of works by the Scottish Colourists from the Harrison Collection

Metro Pictures, champion of the pictures generation, is closing

'Plunder,' a gripping reflection on what the Nazis took and what it would mean to take It Back

Radiant European masterpieces light up National Gallery of Australia

Wilhelmina Cole Holladay, founder of National Museum of Women in the Arts, dies

New public sculpture unveiled on International Women's Day

Elvis Presley's 1968 rare guitar from his famous comeback TV special is hitting the auction block

From Titian to van Dyck: Koller's Old Master auction features works by great names of Renaissance and Baroque art

Hershel Shanks, whose magazine uncovered ancient Israel, dies at 90

Picassomania: Bonhams celebrates Picasso in new sale in London

Museum of Russian Icons announces death of founder Gordon B. Lankton

CAC Cincinnati appoints inaugural Deputy Director & Chief Business Officer

Ken Follett donates royalties to restore French cathedral

Heritage Auctions offers largest selection of trophy-level video games at April event

PIASA to offer works by the Greek artist Pavlos

Creative Folkestone Triennial announces new extended summer dates for fifth edition

A ballerina takes a leap of faith, this time in herself

Instagram-ready: Vietnamese influencer teaches art of posing

RIBA unearths lecture series from 1986: Pioneers - Women Architects and Their Work

Ralph Peterson Jr., jazz drummer and bandleader, dies at 58

'Welcome back!': Movie theaters reopen in New York City

Your Official Horse Racing Betting Checklist

Honoring Victims of Traffic Collisions with "Rainbow Art Halos" in Los Angeles

How to choose preschool in Quentin Road

How to choose the best candle holders?

The Random Household Items You Don't want to be Without

6 Best Coastal Wall Art Ideas for Your Room

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Art World

Use of AdBlue - What You Should Not Do

Dessine Art - Best Place to Sell and Buy Paintings Online in India.

Top 10 football player nicknames

How to glue two pieces of wood together.

Corporate & Partnerships taxation

5 Abroad Programs for Arts & Fine Arts Study

How Learning Art And New Language Keeps You Creative




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful