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November 2017 Archives

Safety technologies for large trucks

Drivers in Louisiana who operate large commercial trucks that are equipped with state-of-the-art, video-based safety devices may be a little safer on the road. The results of a study conducted by the AAA Foundation of Traffic Safety have indicated that such safety technologies can prevent as many as 63,000 crashes in which large trucks are a factor.

Medication may keep drivers with ADHD from accidents

After consulting health insurance claims from 2005 through 2014, authors of a study published in JAMA Psychiatry found that more than 2.3 million drivers older than 18 have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Residents of Louisiana will want to consider the conclusions and what they might mean for other drivers.

Wildlife accidents more common during daylight standard time

When it's daylight standard time, drivers in Louisiana will want to watch out for wildlife on the road. The shorter days mean less visibility for wildlife, which are most active between dusk and dawn. This period also coincides with autumn, the peak mating season for deer and a time when bears roam for food before hibernation.