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Front crash prevention, autobrake reduce accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on March 24, 2016

Drivers in Louisiana who have vehicles with forward collision warning systems and automatic braking are significantly less likely to be in an accident based on a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Forward collision warning systems reduced rear-end crashes by 23 percent while automatic braking brought them down about 40 percent. It is…

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Self-driving technology on Louisiana roads

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on February 18, 2016

Louisiana drivers may have more options when it comes to buying a car thanks to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s decision to consider the software piloting Google self-driving cars to be the “driver” under federal law. This decision is a significant step towards the acceptance of autonomous vehicles across the country. Google’s proposal explained…

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NTSB releases 2016 transportation safety list

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on January 19, 2016

On Jan. 13, the National Transportation Safety Board issued its 2016 “Most Wanted” safety list for drivers and transportation workers in Louisiana and across the United States. The agency placed particular emphasis on reducing crashes caused by driver fatigue. Announced during the 95th annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board, the list names the top…

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Lowering the risk of fatalities in motor vehicle accidents

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on December 04, 2015

As Louisiana motorists may know, safe driving may encompass the driver, the condition of the motor vehicle and its safety features, the driving distance and road conditions as well as others who are on the road at the time. Taking these into consideration helps a driver decipher his or her safety profile as well as…

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Forum discusses the dangers of drowsy driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on November 17, 2015

Louisiana residents may be surprised to learn how common driving while drowsy is. According to a 2015 survey by the American Automobile Association, more than 40 percent of the drivers who responded said that at some point in their lives, they had fallen asleep at the wheel. It found the tendency to drive while fatigued…

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New PSA aims to reduce underage drunk driving

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on November 03, 2015

Louisiana parents and their teenage children may want to watch for new public service announcements that will appear both online and on television. The PSAs will focus on the dangers posed by underage drinking and driving and will appear nation-wide. The PSAs are the result of a concerted campaign by the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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Autonomous cars are being tested on public roads

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on October 28, 2015

Self-driving cars may not have hit the public roads in Louisiana yet, but they could be coming soon. Public road tests of autonomous cars are already taking place in Michigan, Florida, California and Nevada. In California, Google’s self-driving cars navigate the public roadways in Silicon Valley on a regular basis. Lawmakers in the majority of…

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Recall leads to overturning of driver guilty pleas

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 29, 2015

Many Louisiana motorists were likely affected by a General Motors recall of 2.6 million vehicles that occurred in February 2014 in connection with a faulty ignition switch. Some drivers have had guilty pleas in fatal accidents overturned and have received compensation from the auto manufacturer. However, one man who was charged after the recall was…

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Injuries from accidents may not be immediately apparent

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on September 17, 2015

Louisiana residents should be aware that the harm done by involvement in a car accident does not necessarily manifest instantly, nor is it always confined to the purely physical. In the days after an accident has occurred it is necessary for those involved to carefully observe their physical and psychological state for evidence of latent…

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How wrong-way collisions put Louisiana drivers in danger

On behalf of The Law Offices of W.A. “Chip” Forstall, Jr. posted in Car Accidents on August 24, 2015

Although wrong-way collisions account for only 3 percent of all motor vehicle accidents, they are more likely to result in fatalities. For example, the state of Virginia found that wrong-way accidents were 27 times more likely to result in fatalities compared to other crashes. In California, wrong-way crashes were 12 times more likely to result…

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