Louisiana drivers cannot always predict what other drivers will do and how they will act while behind the wheel, but there are steps they can take to avoid accidents and stay as safe as reasonably possible. With more drivers on the roads during the summer months, it is smart to consider ways to make traveling safer. There are a few specific things a person can do to reduce the chance of car accidents and collision-related injuries.
Louisiana readers could be sharing the road with self-driving vehicles in the near future. Several companies are working on self-driving vehicles, including Tesla. There has been a significant amount of concern regarding the safety of Tesla's self-driving systems after several accidents involving test vehicles. The latest version of the autopilot system could do things that could endanger passengers and lead to car accidents.
Many truck accidents in Louisiana are the result of driver error and lack of experience. In order to combat the rising number of 18-wheeler accidents and make the roads safer for everyone, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is looking to move forward with a pilot program that would allow drivers under the age of 21 without military experience to drive semitrailers. Last summer they launched a similar program, but for people with military experience.
There are certain people that use Louisiana roads who are more vulnerable to injury than other types of motorists, and this includes bicyclists. Car accidents involving bicycles often result in grave or fatal injuries because a person on a bike is largely unprotected against an impact of a moving vehicle. It is critical for all motorists to know how to safely share the road with people who are on bikes.