There are many laws that people in Louisiana must follow when they are driving their cars. There are speed limits, stop lights and stop signs, laws for signaling turns, laws against distracted driving, drunk driving and many other laws. Some may seem tedious and inconsequential, but they are all designed to help prevent car accidents. However, as people know, drivers do not always follow these laws and accidents occur as a result.
According to one online firm that keeps track of various auto safety statistics, a relatively new phenomenon is drunk driving accidents in the mid-morning and early afternoon hours (brunch hours). No matter what time of day they happen though, car accidents related to drunk driving are always preventable and never acceptable.
According to a recent study, the vast majority of people, over 90 percent, admit to engaging in at least one behavior behind the wheel which the authors of the study deemed dangerous. The study dubbed these dangerous behaviors driver fails, since they are all bad habits which can easily lead to serious car accidents.
According to a recent survey, many drivers in Louisiana feel like going a little bit over the speed limit is okay.
A previous post on this blog talked about how some insurance companies, or even individual claim adjusters, engage in underhanded tactics that are designed more to protect the company's bottom line than to pay what the company legally owes to an injured Louisiana resident.
As some of our previous posts have explained, the number of fatal pedestrian accidents across the country is on the climb. This trend even runs contrary to last year's overall trend. In 2018, traffic fatalities declined slightly overall.
A previous post on this blog talked about how highway workers in Louisiana are frequently endangered by inattentive drivers or motorists who choose to ignore warnings and speed through work zones. To follow up on this post, it turns out that according to one study, first responders, like police officers and fire and rescue teams, also frequently face the possibility of injury or even death at the hands of careless motorists.
Louisiana residents may be interested to know that according to a recent study, most parents, even those of the millennial generation, can admit that texting and driving is dangerous behavior. Among millennials, over half, 52 percent, of the parents surveyed indicated that they thought it would never be safe to try to send or receive a text while they are trying to drive. Among parents from Generation X and beyond, 58 percent said that the behavior was never acceptable.