An existing sleep apnea screening policy for truckers will remain in place following the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's withdrawal of a proposed rule. Although the agency pursued work on the rule throughout 2016, officials now say that the current sleep apnea protocol is sufficient, which may leave motorists in Louisiana and other states across the country wanting to know more.
Louisiana motorists need to exercise extra caution when on the road near big rigs. According to statistics this is a good idea, but the biggest danger may actually be of the small vehicle driver making a mistake rather than the trucker causing an accident. It might surprise many that automobile drivers are at fault in about 70 percent of accidents involving large trucks.
Every motor vehicle collision has the potential to cause great amounts of damage. However, when a massive commercial vehicle is one of the vehicles involved in a crash, it is especially likely that the other parties involved will suffer catastrophic injuries.