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June 2018 Archives

3 mistakes to avoid after your car accident

The last thing most people want after being in a frightening crash and suffering injuries is to deal with further complications, yet doing so can be necessary for you to address your needs in the long term. Many decisions are quickly made to just make the whole thing go away but can end up damaging someone's chances of recovering the full extent of what she or he may otherwise have claim to.

Most frequent accidents on July 4th

To ensure a safe and fun Fourth of July, Louisiana residents need to first of all know what the most common hazards are. For example, those who are planning a barbecue probably know that undercooked meat contains salmonella and other bacteria. Those who are having a party around a swimming pool or lake will want to supervise children and provide life jackets when necessary.

Brake inspection week scheduled for September

Louisiana truck drivers should be ready for Brake Safety Week in September. Put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, it was held on only a single day in 2017. During the enhanced inspection period, drivers can expect inspectors to look for missing or loose parts, fluid leaks and defective rotors. They will also be on the lookout for worn pads, linings and rotors.

How new devices could stop distracted driving

Two in-car devices could provide a solution to the distracted drivers that are so prevalent in Louisiana and other states. The first is developed by Katasi and is called Groove; this device can be plugged into any car and link the driver's phone to its service provider through a cloud platform. The provider can then block all incoming communications and prevent all outgoing communication once it knows that the car is in motion.

Large truck accidents caused over 4,300 deaths in 2016

Louisiana motorists may be concerned to learn that fatal large truck accidents are on the rise. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, there were 4,213 fatal collisions involving large trucks in 2016, compared to 4,074 in 2015.