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July 2018 Archives

Combating distracted driving with data analysis and new tech

Smartphones and other technology are making drivers in Louisiana and elsewhere more prone to distraction. Distracted driving accidents are some of the costliest, and they especially burden trucking fleets with personal injury claims and delays. Some people have recognized that to fight technology, one has to use technology.

FMCSA releases design of new trucking safety scoring system

After years of complaints from trucking carriers and drivers about the complexity and design of its safety scoring system, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has released a report outlining its plans to reform its Compliance, Safety, Accountability program. The goal of the report is to design a new system that will better identify unsafe trucking companies on roads in Louisiana and across the United States.

Truck crashes: common causes and injuries

On average, there are over 500,000 truck accidents every year in America. In 2015, 4,300 trucks were involved in fatal accidents. One thing to remember about these accidents is that it is usually the occupants of the smaller passenger vehicles who incur the fatalities. Louisiana drivers should be aware of the most common causes of truck crashes are and what types of injuries they lead to.

Pedestrian fatalities have dramatically increased

Pedestrian deaths in traffic accidents have increased in Louisiana and in the rest of the U.S. The increase in deaths has happened even as car manufacturers have added many new safety features to their vehicles. Experts believe that the increase in pedestrian fatalities can be attributed to driver distraction rather than to the vehicles.

CVSA to inspect truck brakes during Brake Safety Week

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance will be holding its annual Brake Safety Week from September 16 to 22, so truckers and drivers of other commercial motor vehicles in Louisiana will want to make sure their brakes were installed correctly and are properly maintained. Defective or out-of-adjustment brakes can endanger other drivers by increasing stopping distance.