What’s Up Wednesday: 02/20/19

As of January 31st, there have been 7 crashes, no injuries and 254 responses this year.

The left lane is for passing. Slower traffic should drive in the right lane. It’s simple, yet many forget the importance of this law.

Slower vehicles driving in the right lane isn’t just about being courteous, it’s also about safety. Variations of speed among cars are more likely to contribute to a crash. A car in the left lane going 5 mph slower than the flow of traffic is far more likely to cause an accident than a car going 5 mph faster—even if the slower car is already going the speed limit.

Unsafe passing maneuvers in the right lanes, tailgating or vengeful braking often end in collisions. The American Automobile Association says 56 percent of fatal crashes are caused by aggressive driving.

The safest course of action is to drive in the right lane and keep the left lane for passing. If you see someone driving carelessly on the Bridge, contact Causeway Police at 504-835-3116 or *CP and let them hand out the tickets.