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April 2019 Archives

U.S. drivers distracted by group chats, internet memes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 30, 2019

Drivers in Louisiana and elsewhere know that they’re not supposed to use their cellphones while behind the wheel, but that doesn’t stop many of them from doing it. In fact, a new study finds that group chats and internet memes are some of the top cellphone distractions for drivers. Early in 2019, Wakefield Research and…

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Root Insurance analyzes distracted driving behaviors

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 23, 2019

Many drivers in Louisiana and across the US engage in distracting behaviors even though they know they shouldn’t. Root Insurance’s second-annual distracted driving study confirms this fact in addition to other issues. Respondents were found to spend an average of 13 minutes a day using their phones while driving. Even when seeing police around, 38%…

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New Volvo technology will monitor for drunk, distracted driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on April 15, 2019

Volvo Cars is making plans to install onboard vehicle cameras and sensors that will detect when Louisiana drivers are distracted or impaired. The Swedish automaker will begin installing the technology in the early 2020s. According to Volvo, its new technology will monitor drivers for signs they are intoxicated or not paying attention and send warning…

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Steering and suspension focus of 2019 truck inspection event

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on April 02, 2019

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance plans inspection sprees every year to emphasize truck maintenance and compliance with federal regulations. This year, the organization announced that inspectors will emphasize the importance of steering and suspension systems. Drivers of big rigs and buses in Louisiana can expect to undergo a Level I inspection during the 72-hour International…

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