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DOT withdraws two proposed trucking rules

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 31, 2017

Louisiana motorists may not know that the U.S. Department of Transportation has withdrawn two proposed rules aimed at the trucking industry, according to the agency’s biannual regulatory calendar update report. The withdrawals are reportedly due in part to the Trump administration’s aversion to new federal regulations. One of the proposed rules, issued last September, would…

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FMCSA releases sobering fatal truck accident data

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on July 17, 2017

Fatal accidents involving buses and semi-tractor trailers are becoming a worryingly common occurrence in Louisiana and around the country according to figures from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The agency’s Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report reveals that the number of large commercial trucks and buses involved in deadly crashes increased by 8…

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Tesla Model S fails to earn a place on IIHS safest list

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 12, 2017

Louisiana residents may have heard the Tesla Model S referred to as the safest vehicle to ever be sold in America, and they could be surprised to learn that the Palo Alto-based electric car maker’s luxury sedan failed to impress the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety during a grueling test of six full-sized sedans. The…

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Advocacy groups seek national autonomous vehicle regulations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on July 03, 2017

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced in May that the engineering and design firm Arcadis had been contracted to look into the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on the state’s highway system, but several road safety advocacy groups feel that this is an issue that should be addressed by Congress. Organizations like…

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