New Orleans seems to be home to the perfect combination of factors for incredibly dangerous driving. The city is known as a seasonal and cultural drinking destination, especially during Mardi Gras. The tendency of tourists to overindulge while visiting can lead to people who are both unfamiliar with the roads and under the influence of drugs or alcohol driving on the streets.
Drowsy driving is almost unavoidable for most drivers in Louisiana, even when they have the best intentions. Part of the reason is a lack of comprehensive public transit systems, but a lot has to do with human negligence. Many do not get the recommended seven hours of sleep every night, nor do they grasp the proper value of sleep.
It's generally recognized that most new drivers in Louisiana can improve their skills with practice. The same rule applies to drivers diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, a recent analysis of 2.3 million adult drivers with ADHD in the U.S. shows that medication prescribed for this neurodevelopmental disorder could help against the perils of distracted driving. Medication along with behavioral therapy may assist these drivers with judgment calls and impulse control, which are two common symptoms of ADHD.