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October
24
A major accident between two 18 wheelers forced the closure of a significant portion of I-10, westbound, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette Thursday night, causing w …

September
03
An inattentive ambulance driver in Louisiana caused a motor vehicle accident that had devastating consequences for his passengers. A young, pregnant woman was being transported to a Lafayette hospital after experiencing pregnancy-related pain. The dr …

August
15
We all know that driving and sleeping don't mix. I was reading about a crash of two semi-tractor trailers recently near New Smyrna Beach that occurred at 3:25 a.m.  It was a result of one of the drivers falling asleep behind the wheel. The wreck oc …

August
01
Thanks to education and law enforcement efforts, the amount of alcohol-related automobile accidents is declining in Louisiana. According to the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission, the amount of people injured because of alcohol-related crashes in th …

June
10
While the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported significant decreases in highway accidents and fatalities within the last year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) confirmed marked increases in deaths li …

June
06
Recently, a drunk truck driver was traveling the wrong way down I-10 in Louisiana. Before police were able the stop the 18-wheeler, the driver caused three hit-and-run accidents. Once the driver was forced off the interstate, he was charged with mult …

May
21
Every Louisiana driver understands how intimidating and imposing semis and other large commercial trucks can be. This is true both at highway speeds and in gridlock, even if the truck driver does everything by the book. When a trucker breaks the law …

May
07
Louisiana drivers should be happy to learn that new research by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association show significant safety benefits from technology that electronically controls the speed of commercial trucks. For years, the American Trucki …

April
20
Many businesses are aware of the risks posed by their drivers having an accident. A recent change to federal rules governing commercial drivers has increased that risk. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new regulation, …

March
16
Statistics taken from the National Traffic Safety Administration's website show that tens of thousands of people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year, while many more are injured. Historically, a small percentage of these …

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