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October 2018 Archives

Catching fatigue and distracted driving among truckers

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least 100,000 vehicle crashes every year are caused by driver fatigue. In addition, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis has stated that distracted driving accounts for 15 percent of all injury crashes and 10 percent of all fatal crashes. However, truck drivers in Louisiana should take note that there are companies with the technology to combat these two trends.

Staying safe and healthy on Halloween

It isn't uncommon for Louisiana residents and others to spend Halloween eating and drinking to excess. The good news is that there are healthier ways to spend the holiday. One tip is to refrain from drinking alcohol as there are more car accidents on Halloween than on New Year's Eve. For those who do choose to drink, it may be a good idea to get a designated driver or find another ride home.

Large truck fatalities up as overall vehicle deaths decline

Drivers, passengers and pedestrians in Louisiana can take comfort in knowing that vehicle-related fatalities are on the decline. This is the main takeaway from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data comparing fatal accident statistics for 2017 with the previous year. There was a nearly 2 percent drop in the number of people who perished in traffic accidents in 2017, according to the NHTSA. While this is certainly promising news, the one glaring trend in the opposite direction was the 9 percent increase in fatal accidents involving large trucks.

Louisiana one of the nation's deadliest drunk driving states

Fatal drunk driving accidents are becoming an increasingly serious problem in Louisiana according to government figures. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data reveals that about 30 percent of the people who die each year on the state's roads lose their lives in crashes involving an intoxicated driver, and nearly 70 percent of these accidents are caused by motorists with blood alcohol concentrations almost double the legal driving limit.