WHAT’S UP WEDNESDAY: 06/12/19




Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Gas is the vehicle’s food that keeps it going.

Running out of gas is not just a hassle; it could also be a potentially dangerous on high speed roadways. It is very important to always be aware of how much gas is in the tank prior to getting on the Causeway Bridge.

Older vehicle have a Low Fuel Level Warning Light to indicate the low gas levels. It lights up when it reaches a certain fuel. The problem is the warning system is not always accurate.

Most modern vehicles have a distance to empty gauge; it cannot always be trusted either. Many prefer using this feature in lieu of the Low Fuel Level Warning Light, but this is a dangerous practice because the distance to empty gauge only offers a rough approximation. This approximation is based on the average mileage since last fill-up.

Both systems are meant to warn the driver of the low fuel level but it is always better to keep an eye on the gas gauge. If you do run out of gas on the Causeway bridge, please dial *27 (*CP) from your cellular phone or 504-835-3116 to contact the Causeway and Huey P. Long Police dispatch. We’ll be there to help you in a few minutes.