Regardless of how safe a car or motorcycle was built to be, the roads they are driven on play a large role in the risk of motor accidents. City officials are working hard to improve the current state of roads in and around Shreveport, LA. The increasing amount of cracks and potholes in the road are causing damage to vehicles and increasing the likelihood of motor accidents. While finances for the project are yet to be determined, the city is working hard towards safer and cleaner streets for its citizens.
Many car accidents occur not necessarily due to the bad conditions of asphalt but because of unclear road signs or the lack of traffic control altogether. For this reason, the city has included improvements in traffic signals, lane markings, and road signs. The priority for the project is main roads where the traffic level is higher since those intersections are where most of the accidents occur. Nevertheless, the city seeks to eventually develop both neighborhood streets and major arteries alike. Plans are even in place to beautify your drive to make it more pleasing to the eye!
Sadly, motor accidents are an inevitable part of transportation. Always drive smart. Beware of strange driving tactics and sudden movements by the cars around you, as these may be indications of someone driving under the influence. Additionally, driving laws pertaining to the use of hand held devices are in place for your safety and it is in your best interest to adhere to them. While local governments are seeking ways to make driving safer and more enjoyable, car crashes may always be a danger we face. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor accident, contact one of our lawyers at Morris & Dewett Injury Lawyers to find out how we can help you seek the compensation you may be entitled to.