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State police target distracted driving

Residents in Louisiana who make an effort to driver safely should feel good about their responsible behavior and their positive contributions to keeping themselves, their loved ones and others safe. Unfortuntely not everyone who gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle thinks about their safety or the safety of others. These negligent drivers can cause tremendous pain and challenges that really need not happen.

Is hands-free driving safe?

If you are like most people in Louisiana, one of the first things that comes to your mind when you think about distracted driving is someone holding their cell phone up to their ear while talking and driving or maybe someone sending and receiving text messages while they are driving. Certainly these actions can be highly dangerous and are forms of distracted driving but they are far from the only dangers that exist within the realm of distracted driving.

How dangerous are Louisiana roads and highways?

Whether on your regular daily commute to and from work or while just out running errands in Louisiana, you likely have seen an accident happen or driven by the scene of a prior accident. You may even have been involved in a crash yourself. While some accidents might be minor, far too many result in the loss of life and adding insult to injury is the reality that most crashes should never happen because they result from poor judgement or negligent actions on the part of human drivers.

Self Drive Act targets federal oversight of self-driving cars

While self-driving cars may not seem like a viable reality in Louisiana just because they may be more commonly tested on roads in other states does not mean that they will not one day be sharing roads in the south with traditional cars. When that day comes, area residents have a right to feel safe about this change. Today, these autonomous vehicles are more often making news headlines after a serious and even fatal accident than they are for any positive reason.

Baby and child killed by negligent driver

Louisiana residents may understandably be upset and even angry when they hear about reckless drivers that cause accidents on area roads and highways. The choices made by people can have lifelong ramifications for those that are injured or who lose loved ones as a result of the crashes that ensue. When the people who are killed or maimed by negligent drivers are children and infants, the level of anger and upset can be even greater.

Sleep apnea and motor vehicle crashes

There are many risk factors which can cause a motor vehicle collision, from driving while intoxicated to inclement weather such as blizzards and heavy rain. With that said, some people suffer from medical conditions which can also increase the chances of a wreck, such as sleep apnea. For those who have sleep apnea, it is essential to understand how this condition can affect driving and seek treatment right away. Unfortunately, some drivers ignore the risks associated with sleep apnea and claim that it does not affect their driving.

Seasonal allergies and the likelihood of a crash

So many different factors play a role in the prevalence of motor vehicle crashes, from those who drive during poor weather conditions (icy roads or snow, etc.) to reckless drivers who choose to get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated. With that said, there are other factors that contribute to traffic wrecks and may be overlooked by some drivers. For example, those who suffer from seasonal allergies may be more likely to cause a collision during certain times of the year.

Deaths in hit-and-runs a problem in New Orleans

Whether walking, jogging or riding a bicycle to get some exercise or simply enjoying the ability to stroll along a sidewalk or path as the days of spring get longer, people in Louisiana should be able to trust that they will be safe engaging in these pleasant activities. However, the reality is that when it comes to sharing the road with motorists, nobody may be safe all of the time. Of the many types of accidents that trouble the region, one in particular is the hit-and-run.

What is the worst place to sit in a car during a crash?

Getting into any sort of car accident is dangerous. However, you may have heard that certain seats are “safer” to be in if you’re in crash, and that some crash types are much more dangerous than others. But do these claims actually hold weight?

Do other cars pose a danger to motorcyclists?

Louisiana motorcyclists understand that the road can be a dangerous place for them. Unfortunately, odds can be stacked against you when you get into an accident. McGlynn, Glisson & Mouton, injury attorneys, are here to help you obtain compensation if your right of way has been violated.

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