At Banck Law, we tirelessly advocate for the rights and safety of our community members. As the season transitions into fall, we aim to shed light on the common causes of car accidents during this time in Louisiana to promote road safety and awareness. Our beautiful state sees a myriad of weather changes and other factors in the fall that can significantly impact road conditions and driver safety. Here’s a breakdown of what causes the most car accidents in Louisiana during the fall season:
Rain: Fall brings increased rainfall to Louisiana. Wet roads can be slippery and dangerous, reducing tire traction and visibility.
Fog: Cold mornings often bring dense fog, significantly reducing visibility and making driving hazardous.
Leaves on The Road
Falling leaves, when wet, can create slippery conditions, akin to driving on ice. Additionally, leaves can cover road markings, making it difficult for drivers to discern lanes. Living on the Northshore, St. Tammany Parish residents likely experience this hazard more than Orleans Parish residents.
The angle of the sun during sunrise and sunset can create blinding glare, making it difficult for drivers to see the road ahead, other vehicles, or traffic signals.
Fall marks the return to school for many students. The increase in traffic, particularly around school zones, can lead to congested roadways and accidents.
Deer are more active during the fall, especially at dawn and dusk. Collisions with wildlife can cause significant damage and injury. This is especially true when driving in the more rural areas of Covington, Folsom, Bogalusa, Abita Springs, etc.
With several holidays in the fall, there’s often an increase in traffic as people travel to celebrate with family and friends.
Distracted driving is a year-round concern, but with more hazards present on the road during fall, the consequences of distracted driving can be even more severe.
Poor Vehicle Maintenance
It’s crucial to ensure that your vehicle is ready for the change in weather. This includes checking the brakes, tires, windshield wipers, lights, and other essential systems.
Prevention and awareness are the first steps to ensuring the safety of our roads during the fall season. It’s imperative that drivers are educated about the additional risks associated with fall driving and take the necessary precautions to avoid accidents.
This Autumn, if you or a loved one gets injured in a car accident, our experienced attorney – Christian Banck at Banck Law, is here to help. He will work diligently to secure the compensation you deserve to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Contact us for a free consultation (985) 900-2440.
Remember, staying informed and prepared are your best defenses against the perils of the road. Stay safe, Louisiana!