Louisiana readers know that distraction is a serious threat to the safety of all motorists and one of the leading causes of collisions throughout the state. Despite the fact that most drivers know distracted driving in any form is dangerous, many continue engaging in things such as texting, eating, adjusting the radio and doing other things while behind the wheel. Many groups have put in significant effort and research into practical ways to reduce these car accidents.
There are many measures and safety regulations in place that truck drivers must follow. In order to reduce the number of 18-wheeler accidents and make the roads safer for all motorists, the trucking industry has adopted the use of electronic logging devices in semitrailers and other large commercial vehicles. These devices are intended to reduce tiredness experienced by truckers who put in long hours behind the wheel by having them electronically log their hours.
There are not many things as scary or more devastating than hitting a pedestrian while driving a car. For the person who was hit, the impact can often cause an extreme or catastrophic injury. All too often fatal, it is fatal.
Every morning and afternoon, there are many buses on Louisiana roads taking young children back and forth to school. Drivers are responsible for knowing how to drive safely around these vehicles, including stopping when the lights are on and the stop signs are out. However, distracted driving has led to an increase in unsafe driving around buses, increasing the chance of car accidents.
Trucks play a significant role in the American economy, and at any given time, Louisiana motorists are sharing the road with these large, heavy vehicles. Because of the size and weight of these commercial vehicles, 18-wheeler accidents can cause significant damage to smaller cars and trucks. It is critical that the men and women who drive semitrailers make safe choices while behind the wheel.