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Avoid Mental Distractions When You Drive


Our Injury Lawyers will help you if you’re the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. You can meet with a personal injury attorney about your case to get a clear picture of your next steps. More specifically, if you were injured in a car accident, our auto injury attorney will help you understand the laws surrounding your case. As a part of our blog review series, we are examining several injury law posts for our readers. In our first post today we review an article that gives you a heads up on some traffic laws that are commonly overlooked.

Louisiana Traffic Laws You May Not Know You Are Breaking

The sight of flashing blue lights in the rearview mirror is enough to make any driver panic. Most of us slow down, pull over, and try to determine how exactly this exchange is going to go. Will there be a ticket involved or simply a warning? In the majority of cases, these stops occur due to known traffic infractions such as speeding or rolling through a stop sign. These are things that all drivers know they aren’t supposed to do, but despite good intentions, slipups will still occasionally occur.

However, there are other, less common violations of which many drivers are not aware. While they may think that they are obeying all of Louisiana’s laws, there are often infractions that are unnoticed. Here, we will discuss three Louisiana traffic laws that are commonly misunderstood and hopefully leave you with information you need to remain both safe and compliant while on the road.

Next, we will take a look at some mental factors that can distract you from concentrating on the road. Emotions, music, and routine are all things that can take our minds off the road and you can learn more about these driving distractions below.

Surprising Factors That Affect Your Driving

If you have ever had the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident or simply ventured onto the interstate during Baton Rouge’s rush hour traffic, you realize just how quickly and frequently these incidents occur. According to the LSU Highway Safety Research Group, there were over 19,000 total traffic accidents on Baton Rouge roadways in 2012. Of course, the severity of these accidents varies greatly and depends largely on factors such as speed, type of vehicle, and location. However, there are other, lesser known elements which can also play a role.

Some of the most seemingly mundane parts of your day or commute can weigh heavily on your likelihood to be involved in an accident. Most drivers acknowledge the importance of wearing their seatbelt or not driving after drinking, but these less obvious variables can more easily slip under the radar. Here are just some of the surprising factors that are affecting your driving…”