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October 2019 Archives

Distracted teens cause the most car crashes

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 25, 2019

In Louisiana and across the United States, Teen Driver Safety Week is scheduled to take place during the week of October 20 to 26. Prior to the event, Michigan State University (MSU) researchers conducted a study from 2011 to 2013. The study monitored 3,400 drivers with an array of technical instruments. One of the researchers…

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FMCSA encourages ADAS use, looks to revise HOS regulations

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Truck Accidents on October 14, 2019

Truck drivers in Louisiana should know that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is collaborating with several agencies and research institutes in the effort to raise awareness of the benefits of advanced driver assistance systems. ADAS, like automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning systems, have been proven to prevent collisions, and the FMCSA is…

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Distracted driving puts emergency responders at risk

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 08, 2019

First responders in Louisiana and across the U.S. are under constant threat from distracted drivers, according to a recent survey released by the National Safety Council and the Emergency Responder Safety Institute. As a result, safety advocates are urging drivers to use more caution when driving past emergency scenes. Federal statistics show that 37 people…

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Study shows more truckers are being deprived of sleep

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

In Louisiana and throughout the country, more and more commercial truckers are getting poor sleep. A study from Ball State University researchers ranked the industries that have the highest percentage of sleep-deprived workers, and the transportation and material moving industry was in the top four. The study involved some 150,000 adults. Overall, there has been…

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