Jun 11, 2013 7:24 AM by Kristen Holloway
Automobile safety is something most of us are taught when we first learn how to drive but it's something many of us also forget.
So we talked with a driver education instructor who shared some valuable information.
Marcy Jumonville hopes what she teaches will help keep people alive especially new drivers who are just learning road safety.
At Mendy's Driving School, Jumonville teaches both young and old what they need to know when they get behind the wheel. Her best advice, be patient but be on the defensive.
"You also have to not so much drive for yourself but drive for the people around you because they're are many different variables that can happen in instances," said Jumonville.
Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 25 and already this year state police have investigated thirty-one driving-related fatalities in Acadiana.
Tips to stay safe on the road: Avoid cell phones, be patient and be aware of your surroundings.