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April 2017 Archives

Types of distracted driving

Distracted driving takes many forms. Along with changing the radio station, fiddling with climate controls or eating, Ma ny Louisiana motorists use their cellphone while behind the wheel. It is the last type of distracted driving that has led lawmakers to enact legislation geared towards reducing the behavior.

Determining if a tailgating driver can be held liable

If a Louisiana driver becomes involved in a car accident that involved tailgating, the driver that was tailgating will most likely be held liable for the crash as it is illegal to follow other vehicles too closely. However, there are certain liability issues that the driver who was not tailgating will have to prove in order for the other person to be held liable.

The brain's natural protection against traumatic injury

Just as cars have suspension mechanisms that provide protection from bumps, the brain has a protection system in the form of membranes that provide cushion from impacts. For people in Louisiana who have suffered a traumatic brain injury, these membranes have failed to cushion the brain. In an effort to prevent or reduce TBI, researchers are looking at this system of protection more closely.

Smartphones and distracted driving

According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young millennials in Louisiana and throughout the country may be the drivers most likely to be distracted by their smartphones. A report from the organization says that almost 90 percent of drivers in the 19-24 age group engage in risky driving behavior.