When Louisiana weather is bad, the chances of a car accident increase significantly. Accidents are more likely in the rain, and recent studies indicate that even small amounts of rain increase the chance of fatal personal injury incidents. Drivers often underestimate the danger of driving recklessly in the rain.
A recent study indicates that the chance of a fatal car accident increases by as much as 34% when it is raining. The chance of a fatal accident increases by as much as 27% in even light rain or short rain showers. This means that even small amounts of rain should be taken seriously, and drivers should exercise caution even if it is only sprinkling.