Dangerous Baton Rouge Holiday Driving and a Rise in Vehicle Accidents

WAFB news published a very detailed report outlining holiday driving and a significant rise in vehicle accidents. According to the report, the holiday traffic, coupled with distracted drivers, brings with a sharp rise in crashes. Making matters worse, there is also a rise in fatal accidents. Per WAFB, this holiday season more people will be hitting the roads in Louisiana. State troopers are working on making sure people drive safe, as the number of fatal crashes rises.

“Inherently during the holiday season, Thanksgiving and Christmas we have an increased focus on the impaired driving aspect because a lot of people like to go out and party for the holidays and then get behind the wheel impaired,” Trooper Taylor Scrantz said. Scrantz said a combination of factors leads to more fatal crashes.

“We see fatality crashes in both urban and rural parishes, and it’s the same combination of things, lack of seatbelt use, impaired driving, and speed, distractions in combination with those three things are a recipe for disaster,” Scrantz said.

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