New cars sold in Louisiana may come with modern safety features such as automatic emergency braking systems, or AEB. A study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that AEB greatly reduces the rate of accidents involving injuries.
Drowsy driving is an issue across Louisiana and the rest of America. The U.S. Department of Transportation found in a survey that one in three adult U.S. drivers get under seven hours of sleep per night (the recommended amount is seven to nine hours). Drowsy driving is behind an estimated 7 percent of all motor vehicle crashes and 16 percent of all fatal traffic accidents.