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December 2015 Archives

Explosions may cause bubbles to form on the brain

People in Louisiana who are caught in explosions often sustain traumatic brain injuries. Pressure waves from explosions can damage all parts of the body, but damage to the brain can be particularly severe because the brain doesn't heal the same way other body parts do. Right now, scientists are not exactly sure how pressure waves damage brain tissue, but they are studying it.

Traumatic brain injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most dangerous injury types that a person in Lousiana may suffer. A TBI may result when a person receives a blow to the head or a penetration that disrupts the normal manner in which the brain functions.

New regulations coming for truck drivers

Louisiana commercial truck drivers will now be required by the federal government to log their hours electronically. The rule is designed to combat the problem of drivers skirting existing federal regulations by keeping inaccurate hours in their written logbooks.

Commercial vehicle brakes must meet federal guidelines

An operator of a commercial vehicle fleet in Louisiana needs to adhere to brake safety regulations overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The required brake systems specified within Section 393.40 of the regulations should guide procedures for selecting vehicles and maintaining them.

Lowering the risk of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents

As Louisiana motorists may know, safe driving may encompass the driver, the condition of the motor vehicle and its safety features, the driving distance and road conditions as well as others who are on the road at the time. Taking these into consideration helps a driver decipher his or her safety profile as well as the cost incurred if safety is ignored.