Car Accidents

HANDS-FREE DEVICES - DOES IT MEAN RISK-FREE? It is clear that most drivers these days are distracted in some way. They are paying attention to something other than the road, and, as the CDC reports, they are paying a price with increased car accidents. Crashes happen...

CAR ACCIDENT CAUSES Car accidents in the United States, as we know, are very common. The NHTSA reports that the largest single cause is driver error. All of the other “non-driver” causes follow this fact. DRIVER ERROR: Distracted Driving: This includes use of cellphones, (calls, texts) talking...

CHILD CAR SEAT LAWS IN LOUISIANA What do you need to know about car seat safety for your child? Before you get into your car, you want to make sure your child is safely strapped into a car seat. There is no car seat that is...

DRIVING IN THE LEFT LANE. ILLEGAL? You have seen the “Left Lane For Passing Only” signs, and you wonder about how long you can stay in the left lane. You also remember that the left lane was always the “fast” lane and the right was for...

Waze Navigation & Traffic App GOOD, BAD, HERE TO STAY? Most drivers now use a GPS system when they travel on Louisiana roads. If you have a smartphone, you probably use Google Maps or the Apple app. You may have heard about the Waze app, but why...

New Stop Sign on Lafayette Street A new stop sign is set be installed on Lafayette Street at the Convent Street intersection on February 1, 2018. If you frequently drive in the Downtown Lafayette area, you are probably familiar with the intersection at Convent Street and Lafayette...

Seat Belts Save Lives Traffic crashes cost the nation about $230 billion each year in medical expenses, lost productivity, property damage and related costs. What is the Impact of Seat Belt Use? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the overall seat belt use rate in...

Defensive Driving Tips To Prevent Being a Car Accident Victim Every year, thousands of people lose their lives in automobile accidents and millions become permanently impaired. The alarming thing about accidents is that they are on the rise with each passing year. But as they say,...

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