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August 2017 Archives

Why autonomous vehicles may not be on the roads very soon

Many Louisiana motorists have been following the progress of self-driving cars and might believe that the nation's roadways will soon be filled with them. While it is true that some industry experts feel that way, there are several reasons why it might take much longer for the transformation to occur than is commonly believed.

Most Louisiana truck accidents are caused by car drivers

More than 5,000 road users are killed and a further 140,000 suffer injuries each year around the country in motor vehicle accidents involving large commercial vehicles according to figures compiled by a federal agency. Media outlets rarely cover major tractor-trailer crashes unless impaired, intoxicated or distracted truck drivers are involved, but the data suggests that it is passenger vehicle drivers who are most often at fault.

How video can help with an accident investigation

There are many reasons why a Louisiana resident may be involved in a truck accident. In some cases, the driver of the truck may have been distracted, driving too fast for road conditions or making unsafe lane changes when the collision occurred. However, truck drivers are not always at fault when an accident takes place. In fact, car owners are responsible for the majority of collisions involving big rigs that occur in the United States.

Device may reduce the incidence of drowsy driving

Some Louisiana motorists may not realize how dangerous drowsy driving can be. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 6,000 fatal motor vehicle accidents each year are caused by this type of behavior. However, a company called Creative Mode has designed a device that alerts drivers as they are dozing off.