This commentary was written and presented by KPLC editorial board member John Ware.
A few years ago while driving my father across Baton Rouge on the interstate, he asked me if he had ever told me about the two-second rule.
I told him that he had, to which he replied, "Well I notice you're not using it!"
Like so many things, we generally do already know what we are supposed to be doing, or not doing, while driving but we somehow ignore those things.
If you travel the roads in Southwest Louisiana, you'll see all kinds of examples of this.
We've seen drivers using a cellphone camera to put on makeup, reading a newspaper, driving too fast, following too closely, even eating what appeared to be a plate of red beans and rice. And of course, far too much texting and driving.
Remembering to follow at least two seconds behind the next vehicle, and avoiding all those other distractions, could reduce the number of accidents on our highways. And that would most certainly help us build a Better Southwest Louisiana.
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