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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.

Legal assistance is needed for head-on and rear-end car accidents

For Louisianans who are in a car accident, some accidents place them in greater danger of being injured or killed than others. For example, when the driver is in a head-on crash or is rear-ended, they are naturally vulnerable and can suffer worse injuries than in other types of crashes. When there is an auto accident of this category, the victims and their families must think about the future and consider their right to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Infotainment systems worsening the distracted driver problem

While there are many dangers on the road in Louisiana and having the misfortune of encountering a distracted driver is one of the most prominent issues leading to an auto accident and is so frequently discussed, it is still automatically assumed that the main distraction is a phone. While this is a reason for many accidents, a recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that new features like infotainment systems are also serving as a distraction for drivers. This must be factored in when there is a crash reconstruction, distracted driving is believed to be a cause and the phone was not in use.

Distracted driver behaviors are not limited to phone use

Since distracted driving is a problem that is getting worse in Louisiana and across the U.S., researchers conduct surveys and do research into the issue to try to find a way to reduce or even stop it completely. Part of that research involves delving deeply into various factors, such as gender and how people are distracted. One new survey has discovered interesting results in this regard. They can be important factors when there is an auto accident, a distracted driver is believed to have been a cause and the victims are considering a legal filing for compensation.

Encountering a distracted driver is more common in summer

Coming across a distracted driver is something that Louisiana residents have probably grown accustomed to. Simply looking to the left or the right when driving, when at a stop light or at any other time on the road will inevitably result in seeing a driver who is engrossed in his or her device or taking part in another activity that is in no way connected to driving. The danger of this practice is well-known. Researchers and legislators are seeking strategies to reduce distracted driving and one of the important steps in this endeavor is knowing when drivers are more likely to be distracted.

Distracted driver behaviors rise with cruise control use

Louisiana residents have enough to worry about when they are on the road without more dangers cropping up. But, as new innovations become commonplace and automakers take steps to integrate them into the vehicles they create, negatives often accompany them. Despite many innovations being in the early stages of development, these remain a concern as people are injured and killed. Studies are examining these factors in various combinations.

Survey examined risky behaviors that can cause an auto accident

Considering the dangers of an auto accident when on the road in Louisiana and across the U.S., it is important to keep an eye on the potential causes to try to avoid them. It is also useful to understand these causes after the accident has happened. A recent survey sought to determine why drivers choose to engage in risky acts. This survey, from Envista Forensics, included 2,000 respondents who confessed to risky behaviors when driving.

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