Once again, it’s the time of year when many families are preparing to send their children back to school. This season can be full of hope, stress and chaos for parents and their children and there may be an increased risk of a car crash for some families. For example, parents may be under a lot of pressure and more likely to crash due to sleep loss, anxiety, distractions and other factors. It is important to be vigilant during this time of year, especially since an accident can be particularly hard for a child who is focusing on returning to school.
With school back in session, there may be a significant increase in pedestrian traffic on many Louisiana roads. Whether you are a college student walking to and from class, or a parent with children that use the sidewalk to travel to school, you likely consider pedestrian safety a serious concern.
Drug and alcohol use, smartphones and other auto accident risk factors often receive a lot of attention and are widely recognized as threats to safety behind the wheel. There are many other potential areas of concern when it comes to the likelihood of a motor vehicle collision, however. For example, someone who is struggling with debilitating negative emotions may be more likely to cause an accident while they are driving. From a recent divorce to the loss of a loved one or a cancer diagnosis, there are many reasons why people struggle with these challenges and it is important to be aware of this if you are dealing with strong emotions.