According to Harris Poll chairman Humphrey Taylor regarding a new survey, “The number of drivers who engage in potentially dangerous, in some cases extremely dangerous, behaviors while driving is terrifyingly high.”
This week on my show I was talking about the roundabouts (traffic circles) in Acadiana, and how I was stuck behind a lady who was not aware of the proper way to treat a roundabout. (She was driving a Chevrolet Equinox. She lives in Youngsville. She needs to go back to drivers' ed.)
Many of you will be traveling this long holiday weekend. All of us here at KTDY hope you and your loved ones stay safe. Having said that, according to the 2011 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test, nearly 1 in 5 drivers on the road today cannot meet the basic requirements to get a driver's license.
According to a researcher at the University of Illinois, automobiles may be to blame for the increase in obesity levels in America.
"People consume food, which is a form of energy, and then they expend it in their activities," said Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor of computer science and the director of the simulation and optimization laboratory.
(Janise Fernandez, KATC) "People in Acadiana don't drive on ice often so we're really unprepared for it,"said Dayne Huval of Southwest Safety and Driving School.
"If your vehicle begins to go into a skid make sure you take your foot off the gas pedal.
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