April 2018 Archives

Louisiana high on the list of distracted driver statistics

Distracted driving is a known problem. Any amount of time a driver removes his or her attention from driving, it can place others in danger of being injured or killed in an auto accident. Studies are frequently done to determine severity. These can be useful for legislators and law enforcement to devise ways to put a stop to it. A recent study indicates that Louisiana is one of the worst states for distracted driving in the U.S.

Motorcyclist killed after crashing into van making U-turn

There are strict traffic laws in Louisiana that are meant to regulate what drivers do when on the road. The goal of this is not to cause an inconvenience, but to make certain that everyone is as safe as possible. However, not all drivers adhere to these laws, and it can cause an accident with injuries, even fatalities.

Tips for driving in heavy traffic on Interstate 10

Everyone in this area knows that I-10 can turn into a nightmare when it's busy, especially around Essen Lane and the never-ending construction zone closer to the I-12 split. Unfortunately, some drivers don't take the possibility of slow flowing traffic or traffic jams into account when they leave home. These drivers might drive aggressively and even recklessly to get where they are going.

NHTSA investigates flaw in Goodyear tires and car accidents

Louisianans place immense trust in their vehicles. They trust those who manufacture every part. One of the fundamental parts of any motor vehicle is the tires. If there is a problem with the way the tires are made, people can be placed in danger of being in a car accident and suffering severe injuries and death. When there is a spate of accidents with a specific type of tire, researchers will examine the situation and seek common denominators. This is especially egregious if companies are not forthcoming with this information to help those who are in jeopardy be aware of the potential dangers. Such is the case with a certain kind of Goodyear tire that is used on motorhomes.

Underage driver in car kills two in head-on motorcycle accident

For a motorcyclist, there are many dangers on Louisiana roads. Many drivers of conventional vehicles are troublingly unaware of motorcycles, do not yield to them as they should, fail to share the road with them, and perform other negligent or reckless acts that place riders in jeopardy. When there are motorcycle accidents, the rider can suffer significant and catastrophic injuries. It is not uncommon for these crashes to be fatal for the motorcyclist. After a crash, it is crucial to understand the value of having legal assistance to consider a lawsuit to be compensated.

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