Obeying traffic signals is an important part of safely operating one's vehicle on Louisiana roads. Whether a person is driving a personal car or a work vehicle it is important that they follow the rules of the road to keep themselves safe and give other drivers information about what they are going to do. When individuals fail to drive in accordance with the legal mandates of the state then dangerous and sometimes deadly accidents can occur.
Recently a woman lost her life in Praireville when her vehicle was hit by a negligent driver. The woman entered an intersection with a green light and prepared to make a left-hand turn when her vehicle was hit by a Mack truck. The truck failed to stop at a red light at the intersection and plowed directly into the woman's vehicle. As a result of the impact the truck pushed the victim's vehicle into three more vehicles that were stopped at the intersection, causing injuries to the drivers of those cars as well.