Like most roadways in Louisiana and throughout the nation, your typical routes of travel may be traffic-laden and quite dangerous at times. However, potential hazards are not always immediately apparent. For instance, how are you to know that the driver in a vehicle nearby is daydreaming about the date he had the night before rather than focusing on driving his car? Being lost in thought is one of the most frequently reported driving distractions.
You may be alert and cautious behind the wheel. That doesn't necessarily mean you'll be able to react quickly and safely enough if a distracted driver crosses your path. Distracted drivers cause thousands of people injuries in motor vehicle collisions every year. In worst cases, such incidents result in fatalities. If you know how to recognize signs of possible distracted driving, you may be able to avoid disaster. If, by chance, a distracted driver hits you and you suffer injury, it's also good to know where to seek support.