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August 2016 Archives

Commercial drivers may be forced to slow down

Louisiana truck drivers may soon be traveling at reduced speeds thanks to a regulation that has been proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It would apply to commercial vehicles that are newly manufactured.

Evidence to use in Louisiana car accident cases

A car crash could cause serious injuries that may be possible to win compensation for. Those who are considering a lawsuit may want to do so with the help of an attorney. Accident victims may be able to increase their chances of winning their case be providing as much information as possible to their attorneys. Photographs of the accident scene or of damage to a vehicle may be worthwhile.

Car accident sends vehicle into lake

A crash at a causeway in Louisiana on Aug. 8 sent one driver into a lake. The driver was rescued from the water just 10 minutes after he went in. Officials said that quick thinking on the part of the driver and the rescuers proved to be crucial. The man had already managed to get out of his truck before rescuers arrived five minutes after the accident occurred.

CVSA's Operation Safe Driver Week cracks down on reckless driving

Law enforcement agencies in Louisiana and around the country will be paying closer attention to commercial vehicle drivers during the week beginning Oct. 16 as the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual safety initiative Operation Safe Driver Week gets underway. Police will also be issuing tickets to passenger vehicle drivers who don't give truck or bus drivers enough room or attempt to pass in situations where it is not safe to do so.

Use of social media and Pokemon Go while driving is a problem

Louisiana residents have probably heard about the dangers of texting while driving. This behavior is only one type of problematic distraction, however. With the explosion in the number of people having smartphones, other activities, such as checking social media accounts, have emerged as a growing and equally dangerous issue.