In 2021 the average was three deaths per day on Louisiana highways. Simple steps – obeying the traffic laws, wearing seatbelts and showing a little patience with one another – can move the numbers down. And, if you know what hazards to watch out for, it can make you a better, safer driver.
Parents are key to keeping teens safe on the road. Some studies show that parental monitoring and involvement can help reduce risky driving behaviors. Of course, accidents can still happen now matter how careful your teen is.
Let’s hope that you’re never in the position to experience an auto accident but in case you’re confronted with it, you should know how to proceed. Here’s what to do if you are involved in a road crash.
Even though we only do a quarter of our driving at night, it does pose additional risks than driving during the day. As we head into winter, the days get shorter which means a lot of drivers are on the roads at night during a naturally busy time of day. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to limit the dangers of nighttime driving. Here’s how to help keep yourself—and others—safe on the road after dark.
Summer is synonymous with throwing the windows down and hitting the road. Despite increased costs at the pump, many Americans plan to travel. Unfortunately, summer is one of the most dangerous times to be driving, especially when long-distance travel might increase a person’s encounter with long-haul truckers. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Every year, June 6 is designated as Secure Your Load Safety Day, which promotes awareness regarding load tie downs and encourages drivers to adhere to the guidelines. Because debris discarded in the back of trucks often blows out and litters our highways and communities, it’s also the perfect time to do your part to “Love the Boot” and remove any trash from the bed of your truck before traveling. Which is a common practice you should do not just on June 6, but every day you travel.