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4th of July - Safe Driving

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards states that traditionally highways in Louisiana experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year during the Fourth of July.

When it comes to driving, Edwards states drivers should always shift their attention every few seconds and avoid staring blankly ahead at the road, never fixating on one specific point.

Always pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when attempting to pass another car with plenty of room ahead of you. When passing another car, another tip for drivers is to look at the ground towards the front wheel of the car you are trying to pass in order to anticipate their movements. Using the signals on your car is also key, such as brake lights, turn signals, and headlights in order for other drivers to see you before changing course, says Edwards.

Edwards also stresses not to follow too close to the other cars on the road and to ensure drivers are using their headlights if it rains. “Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving. Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers. Please don’t get angry with bad or reckless drivers, just get out of their way. Let’s make this summer a safe one on the roads in Tangipahoa Parish,” says Edwards.

MOST importantly on this Fourth of July, let’s keep our streets safe and have a plan before consuming an alcoholic beverage. If you feel different, you drive differently. Don’t drink and drive.

Este cuarto de Julio, mantengamos nuestras calles seguras y tenga un plan antes de consumir una bebida alcohólica. Si te sientes diferente, manejas diferente. Si tomas no manejes. - Please click the link for the video.