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February 2018 Archives

Safety features may help drivers going in reverse

Beginning in May 2018, all new cars in the United States will be required to have backup cameras. Some automakers have also added rear automatic braking systems as well as rear sensors. The goal is to prevent property damage and loss of life in Louisiana and elsewhere. These features were put to the test by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The tests looked at how well the vehicles did at reducing their speed and avoiding collisions with the help of these safety systems.

Study suggests 4/20 holiday leads to more fatal car wrecks

Since the early '90s, April 20 has been a self-proclaimed holiday for marijuana users. Therefore, it's not surprising that car crash rates increase around that date. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, marijuana use can impair driving skills. Drivers in Louisiana will want to know more about the connection between the holiday and nationwide crash rates.

AAA: drowsy driving more widespread than one may think

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, drowsiness may be contributing to more than 10 percent of car accidents across America. This runs counter to previous statistics, though it has long been held that such statistics come with their own limitations. Louisiana drivers will want to know what these are.

Causes of distracted driving and what to do about them

Louisiana motorists have probably encountered distracted drivers more than once on the road, and perhaps they themselves are distracted from time to time. Smartphones are apparently to blame for most distractions. A survey from Consumer Reports shows that 52 percent of drivers with smartphones have used them to text, send emails, watch videos, and surf the internet while behind the wheel.