DOTD reminds motorists to drive safely during Independence Day holiday
Tuesday, July 03, 2018 at 2:29:34 PM
Baton Rouge, LA - With the Independence Day holiday quickly approaching, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development would like to remind motorists to use caution while driving during this busy holiday. Motorists can expect increased traffic throughout the state due to the holiday, as well as summertime travel.

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.
  • Be sure to use headlights if windshield wipers are on.
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).