Truck drivers, like people driving in other vehicles on New Orleans' roadways, are prone to the occasional lapse in concentration while they are driving. The difference is that trucks are much bigger and heavier than smaller motor vehicles like cars and SUVs. This means that if a truck driver loses concentration and causes an accident, the consequences can be much more severe than when this happens with the driver of a car.
On the busy streets and highways of New Orleans, it doesn't take much for a motor vehicle accident to occur. When this accident includes a truck, the effects can be devastating. Even larger passenger vehicles have nothing on the size of large trucks and commercial vehicles. Semi-trucks often outweigh cars by thousands of pounds and may be carrying hazardous material which increase risks.
Driving a car can be risky for Louisiana residents. There is always the risk of an accident which can cause serious or fatal injuries. This risk comes from other drivers on the road, distractions found within the car and from larger commercial vehicles.