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Bill to drug test after car accidents moves to house floor

When it comes to the rules of the road and laws everyone has to follow, many don't realize that many of these decisions are based on state laws. Of course, on interstate highways, federal law can easily apply in situations of car accidents, but generally, jurisdiction is left to the states. Louisiana is one of the states who does not allow for drug testing of drivers after they have been in involved in a car accident causing industries. Current law says for law enforcement to drug test them only after a fatality has occurred.

Why are there stricter regulations for commercial vehicles?

On roadways today there can be multiple lanes of traffic carrying hundreds, if not thousands, of vehicles. We all share and use this space. Because of this, safety is paramount - anytime an injury or a car fatality can be avoided this is top priority. This is a big reason why commercial vehicles are held to stricter regulations than passenger vehicles.

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