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One-quarter of Louisiana drivers is drugged or drunk

Louisianans should always be concerned about the possibility of encountering a drunk driver when out on the road. While it might be a minor consideration for many, research indicates that the risk is even higher than it was generally perceived to be. Recently, a task force set up by the governor has expressed its intention to take steps to stem the rise of drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

Car flees scene after auto accident with motorcycle

In Lake Charles and across Louisiana, there are times when an auto accident is unavoidable. There could be many reasons for why the accident occurs but when there is a crash the drivers should remain at the scene to ensure the others who were in the accident are not seriously hurt. If they are, it is imperative that they call for emergency help immediately. Sometimes, the driver will not do that and will flee.

Being a distracted driver crosses generational lines

To drive safely, responsible Louisianans will understand that they need to focus on the road and not allow themselves to become a distracted driver. However, it is a fact that people are growing more and more reckless on the road because of the accessibility technology accords them -- namely, smartphones and other devices. Studies show different statistics when assessing who is most at risk for distracted driving. One takes the blame away from Millennials for the rise in distracted driving and indicates that older drivers are taking part in the activity on a regular basis.

Study finds

The advent of smartphones and other mobile devices gave drivers a potentially dangerous new kind of distraction, and authorities say it has led to many new auto accidents. In recent years, lawmakers and law enforcement personnel have struggled with ways to reduce the danger of distracted driving. They have passed new laws, ramped up enforcement and launched educational campaigns. Still, people keep looking at their phones instead of the road in front of them, sometimes with tragic results. The National Safety Council estimates that cellphone use is involved in 26 percent of all traffic accidents.

Car crash with school bus sends four kids to hospital

Parents in Lake Charles and throughout Louisiana place the lives of their children in the hands of a school bus driver every day. They are trusting that the company entrusted to screen school bus drivers, the driver him or herself and others on the road will be caring and vigilant when encountering a school bus. While most will take this seriously, there are still incidents in which there is a school bus versus car crash. Since these accidents involve children, it is imperative that their parents understand the importance of considering a legal filing.

Study shows significant number of teens are texting and driving

In Louisiana and across the nation, teens are considered some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. As technology and access to it has increased, the basic risks of being a teen driver - inexperience, lack of awareness, recklessness, negligence - are being compounded by the propensity for being a distracted driver. Research is examining the prevalence of teens who text and drive and a recent study indicates that the problem is significant in the U.S.

Study says parents' negligent driver behaviors influence teens

It is an easy assumption for Louisiana drivers who obey the law and operate their vehicles in a safe and cautious manner to think that people who behave recklessly are making a conscious choice. However, research is useful to determine why people might drive in a dangerous way. The circumstances of the crash are key when the injured person and his or her family think about pursuing compensation in a legal filing. One recent study suggests that teenage drivers and how they behave behind the wheel is heavily influenced by parents and negligent driver behaviors behind the wheel.

Studies show risk of auto accidents is high in August

Louisianans who head out on the road might not think about the possibility of being in a car accident, but accidents happen every day and it is wise to be cautious and aware of the potential risks. In fact, there are certain dates that are more dangerous than others.

Lake Charles car crash sends 2 to hospital

There are many causes of auto accidents in Lake Charles. When a driver makes a wrong turn, does not account for the diminishing speed of vehicles ahead of them, operates the vehicle at excessive speeds, is reckless or makes other mistakes in judgment or poor decisions, there can be a car crash. Any auto accident can result in injuries and fatalities. Those who have suffered injuries in an accident should remember that a legal filing can help with recovering compensation for all that was lost.

Study shows frequency of parents engaging in distracted driving

If it seems as if texting and driving and other distracted driver behaviors are mentioned frequently when referring to auto accidents in Louisiana and across the nation, it is not a mistake nor is it an unnatural focus on these crashes. It is a major problem that is growing to epic proportions and causing serious injuries and fatalities. Research is examining this issue and it consistently brings up surprising and worrisome information with distracted drivers.

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