DOTD reminds motorist to drive safely during Memorial Day weekend
Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 2:01:32 PM
Baton Rouge- With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists to use caution while driving during the busy holiday weekend. Memorial weekend is one of the busiest and most dangerous times of the year for motorists.

Motorists should drive using the following safety tips while traveling to their destinations:

· Drive carefully.
· Avoid driving while distracted.
· Allow for extra driving time.
· Make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles.
· Wear your seatbelt.
· Don’t drive impaired.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by going to You can also download the app to your smartphone or use the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from your telephone and saying the route or region where you are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

For additional information, be sure to visit DOTD on social media. Like us on Facebook here, follow us on Twitter here, and sign up to receive email notifications via MyDOTD here.