There are many risks for drivers on the roads of Louisiana that they must be wary of. Research is constantly striving to find out what causes a car accident and to seek out methods to stop them from happening. In some instances, these accidents occur due to issues that have nothing to do with drivers behaving recklessly, speeding, driving under the influence, or even because they are distracted. They can happen due to debris on the road.
Research from AAA discovered that there were more than 200,000 motor vehicle accidents between the years 2011 and 2014 because of debris. More than 500 people died and approximately 39,000 were injured. The concern over this stems from the increase in these types of crashes. Since 2001, accidents because of debris on the road have risen by 40 percent. They happen more often on the interstate in comparison to other roadways.