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Acadiana has a vibrant Mardi Gras scene that is very different from the atmosphere in New Orleans. While it shares many of the same elements – masking, parades and big parties – ours is more family-friendly and wholesome than the French Quarter chaos. But that does not mean that celebrating

What is highway hypnosis (and how do you prevent it)?

If you’re like a lot of other Americans, you’re going to rack up some miles on the highway this winter as you make the long drive to your parent’s or grandparent’s home for the holidays. Just be careful that you don’t let highway hypnosis take over. Highway hypnosis is the term that’s

Adrenaline sometimes masks pain after a wreck

Adrenaline is a hormone that your body releases at times of extreme stress. This means that you’ll often have an adrenaline rush during a traumatic incident, such as a car accident. This is a natural response by your body because adrenaline can help you survive and your body is definitely

Driving distractions may be more common than you realize

When most people think about driving distractions, they just think about texting and driving. They know that they shouldn’t get their phone out and text anyone while behind the wheel, and they shouldn’t even read a text that comes in while they’re driving. In fact, there are apps that you

New law quintuples speeding ticket fines on Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

The Atchafalaya Basin Bridge is the portion of I-10 that runs from Lafayette to Baton Rouge. It is one of the longest bridges in the country and is notoriously one of the most dangerous. More than 750 crashes have occurred on the bridge since 2019, with nine people killed. This

Aggressive driving can lead to road rage

Road rage is often referred to as aggressive driving.  This happens when a driver becomes extremely angry and intends to create or cause physical harm.  Statistics show that 50% of all accidents that end with a fatality are caused by road rage. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), one

3 reasons the ‘California roll’ at stop signs is dangerous

We’ve all seen it before: a vehicle reaches a stop sign but does not come to a stop. Instead, the driver briefly slows down before barrelling through the intersection. It’s called a rolling stop or “California stop,” and people who do it assume it is as safe and responsible as

What is wrong with driving when tired?

Tiredness can be as bad for your driving performance as drinking or taking drugs. One report suggests that 18 hours without sleep puts you at a similar driving ability to someone with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.05%, while an entire day without sleep equates to 0.10%  BAC. As with alcohol

Ankle injuries and car wrecks: What to know

Our feet are pivotal to driving. They operate the pedals which make us move and stop when needed. Unfortunately, our feet are also exposed if a crash occurs. Ankle injuries are relatively common during a road traffic collision, and they can be severely painful. Outlined below are some of the

Is drinking coffee while driving a dangerous habit?

Even experienced drivers find themselves seeking distractions and ways to multitask while behind the wheel. Whether it is passing the time on a phone call during a monotonous commute home from work or eating breakfast on the way to an early class, it is not uncommon to see other drivers