You've all heard the saying: April showers bring May flowers.
We're already halfway through the month of April, and while it hasn't been the wettest month we've ever experienced, we've still had a lot of severe weather over the past several weeks. And, with hurricane season a little more than a month away, it's always good to learn a few safety tips.
Today's safety tip is to remind motorists that hazard lights (flashers) should only be used if your vehicle is disabled in the roadway or on the shoulder. There is no need to use your flashers while driving in the rain. Using your emergency flashers at any other time while driving is actually against the law.
Flashing hazard lights can make it difficult for other drivers to see turn signals or brake lights, or cause them to think you are stopped or stalled in the roadway. Furthermore, a car that is actually stalled with lights flashing may get hit by a driver who doesn’t anticipate proper braking distance because they think the car is moving.
If you witness dangerous situations while driving, please contact the nearest Louisiana State Police Troop by dialing *LSP (*577). (This video was taken by a passenger. Please do not drive and take video!)
Choctaw Volunteer Fire Department 2854 Choctaw Road Thibodaux, Louisiana 70301 Phone: (985) 633-2888