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September 2017 Archives

The size of a vehicle and its crashworthiness

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 26, 2017

Drivers in Louisiana should know that the size of a vehicle is a significant factor in the overall risk of fatality in an accident. Bigger vehicles, including SUVs and trucks, typically do better in crashes than smaller vehicles. This is particularly true in collisions that involve both small and large vehicles. When the safety of a…

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Familiar roads pose hazards for drivers

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 20, 2017

Louisiana state law requires passenger vehicle occupants age 13 and over to fasten their seat belts at all times, and the results of studies conducted by road safety advocacy groups and government watchdogs suggest that drivers in the Pelican State would be wise to obey this law. Experts say that motorists who want to reduce…

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Survey finds many drivers text behind the wheel

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 13, 2017

In an online August 2017 survey of about 1,000 drivers, Progressive Insurance found that most thought texting and driving was dangerous and should be prohibited despite many admitting to doing so themselves. Some Louisiana drivers may have been among the 83 percent who said that police should be able to pull drivers over for texting….

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Why fall driving can be so dangerous

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 07, 2017

The fall months may create unique dangers for Louisiana drivers. As school gets back in session, there will likely be more cars and buses on the road during the morning and afternoon hours. There may also be increased pedestrian traffic as some kids walk to school. Cooler morning temperatures may mean that drivers encounter fog…

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Collision avoidance system as a standard feature

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 01, 2017

Car manufacturers in Louisiana and around the country should pay close attention to a recent study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety regarding collision avoidance systems in cars. These systems gained legitimacy due to findings that reveal single-vehicle, side-swipe and head-on car crashes get reduced by 11 percent when drivers operate vehicles equipped…

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