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Car accidents caused by teen drivers are common

Earning their driver's license is a rite of passage for many teenagers in Louisiana. Teenagers may be eager to hit the open road with their newfound independence. However, inexperience, combined with other factors, can result in car accidents involving teenagers.

Driver fatigue is a factor in thousands of car accidents

Motorists in Louisiana who are feeling fatigued while driving may try several strategies to stay alert. They may drink a large cup of coffee. They may open their windows for some fresh air. Or they may turn the volume up on their radio so that it is very loud. However, these strategies ultimately will not help a fatigued person stay alert. This is significant, as a tired driver is a dangerous driver.

Louisiana ranks ninth in nation in drunk driving deaths

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate our nation. People will go to parades or stay up late to watch fireworks, and many will also go to backyard barbecues and neighborhood block parties. And, at these events, many people will be drinking alcohol. Some might even say that having a cold beer or other alcoholic beverage on the Fourth of July is a tradition for them. However, some of these drinkers will make the dangerous decision to drive while intoxicated. This presents a hazard not just to them, but also to everyone else on the road.

How significant is distracted driving in Louisiana?

Cellphones are ubiquitous in today's society. People of all ages, from teenagers to seniors, use cellphones not just to make phone calls, but to send and receive text messages, post on social media, get directions and so much more. In fact, many people in Louisiana and across the nation these days may wonder how they ever got on without their cellphones.

Pure comparative fault may apply to car accidents in Louisiana

When a person in Louisiana is involved in a motor vehicle collision, the events that led up to the accident can be multifaceted. Of course, one party may have breached their duty to drive reasonably under the circumstances when they collided into the victim's vehicle. For example, they may have been drunk, they may have been speeding or they have run a red light at an intersection, causing them to crash into the victim's vehicle.

Avoid causing a car accident -- wait to respond to that text

Cell phones can do so much these days. Gone are the days where people used a simple cellphone just to make a phone call. Now we can use our cellphones to make phone calls, send text messages, check our social media accounts, take photographs and so much more. It is a wonderful advent in technology, but unfortunately the use of a cellphone while driving is an increasing danger on the roads of Louisiana and across the nation.

Louisiana teens learn lesson about drunk driving crashes

Many young people enjoy a good party, but sometimes a person's partying gets out of hand and they become intoxicated. Unfortunately, being intoxicated can lead to a series of bad decisions. One of the worst decisions a person can make while intoxicated is to get behind the wheel of a car. Drunk drivers are not in control of their mental or physical faculties, and as such have a great potential to cause car accidents. In fact, The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Protection reports that the state of Louisiana sees more than two times the national average of drunk driving crash fatalities for individuals between the ages of zero to 20.

Alcohol industry supports technology to reduce car accidents

A future where self-driving automobiles grace the roads of Louisiana may be on its way as automakers and technology experts continue to build and test such vehicles. It is hoped that such vehicles will cut down on the number of car accidents, particularly drunk driving accidents. In this respect, one surprising proponent of self-driving vehicle technology is our nation's alcohol industry.

Driver fatigue may be a factor in more car accidents than thought

People in Houma and nationwide do not always get as much sleep as they should. In fact, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 35 percent of motorists have not gotten at least seven hours of sleep nightly. Not getting enough sleep is a serious health and safety issue, particularly when it comes to driving.

What are the symptoms of whiplash after a car accident?

It can happen in a split-second. One minute you are patiently waiting at a stop sign or red light when suddenly, "Bam!" another car crashes into the rear end of yours. Unfortunately, rear-end collisions are relatively common in Houma and nationwide. However, this doesn't mean the victims of rear-end collisions will not suffer serious injuries in the crash, including whiplash.

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