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Spring is Good Time to Brush Up on Motorcycle Safety

With the official start of spring just a few days away, it is never too soon to get the jump on motorcycle safety. Spring is a big time for motorcycle riders to head out on the highways and byways of southeast Louisiana. Many riders flock to the festivals that abound all over the region in the first months of spring before it gets too hot.

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Road Safety

DOT announces comprehensive road safety strategy

The United States Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS) that aims to lessen serious injuries and fatalities on U.S. roads. Among the elements in this comprehensive strategy is a Safe System Approach that includes: Safer People Safer Roads Safer Vehicles Safer Speeds Post-Crash Care The “Safer Vehicles” portion of this approach involves taking actions that will put more vehicles

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Louisiana’s roads, bridges getting much-needed help from the IIJA

While the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden late last year was the source of much partisan bickering, most states desperately need the money they’ll be receiving from it to repair and upgrade their roads and bridges. Louisiana is certainly no exception.  According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), our state

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Personal Injury

Epiphany marks the start of the Mardi Gras season in Louisiana

January 6 is known as the Feast of the Epiphany, or alternatively, Three Kings’ Day, all over the world. It marks the end of the 12 days of Christmas. But down here in South Louisiana, January 6 is an important date for another reason. It’s the kickoff for the annual Carnival season that culminates this year on March 1, Fat Tuesday. After last year’s mandate

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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Automatic emergency braking on trucks could spare countless lives

It’s no secret that distracted driving is a problem, even for commercial vehicle drivers like those behind the wheel of delivery vans, cargo trucks, and big rigs. Could emerging technology in the form of automatic emergency braking (AEB) and forward collision warning systems provide a cure? 2 out of every 5 rear-end truck collisions could be eliminated A new study from the Insurance Institute for

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The importance of maintaining the headlights on your vehicle 

The engine, tires, and brakes on a vehicle are essential to driver comfort and safety. For this reason, vehicle owners generally take special care to ensure that they are maintained. There are also other components of a vehicle, however, that play a key role in driver safety as well as the protection of others — including its headlights and signal lights. Headlights and signals are especially

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Winter holiday celebrations increase this one driving risk

Children and adults alike look forward to the winter holiday season every year. Family get-togethers and traditions make many people excited about the winter months. Even in the most secular of families, extra time off from school can make the children feel quite excited about the holiday season. Whether you are in charge of your family’s big party or just look forward to your annual

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The Dutch Reach can save lives

“Alternative” means of transportation are on the rise, thanks to rising car prices and gasoline prices, so it really shouldn’t be a surprise to see someone gliding down the road on an electric scooter, bicycle, skateboard or motorcycle. What do all of these people have in common? They’re in danger of getting “doored.” What’s “dooring” and why is it so deadly? Dooring is what happens

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4 tips to help prevent truck accidents

The roads in and around Louisiana can present numerous hazards to drivers. Occasionally, there may be congestion, leading to higher volumes of traffic which increase the risk of collision. Additionally, drivers may be faced with tight deadlines, which may cause them to make unnecessary errors.  Due to their sheer size and weight, trucks present a heightened risk of catastrophic injury to drivers in collisions. As

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Can you spot a distracted driver before it’s too late?

Distracted driving has been in the news a lot over the last decade. Specifically, the use of cellphones behind the wheel has been blamed for thousands of car accidents. It’s clear that distracted drivers are a danger to themselves and those around them. That said, you may find yourself wondering exactly what types of driving errors these distracted individuals make. Distraction itself isn’t the issue

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Can wearing a seat belt save you from dying in a car crash?

Most motor vehicle crashes in Louisiana, and other places across America involve a tremendous amount of force when two or more vehicles collide. This can be true even if the crash is a single-car incident, such as a car hitting a utility pole or a building.  The driver and their passengers can be jostled, violently thrown around the car’s interior or ejected. The consequences can

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How to pass a cyclist

It sounds simple, in theory, to pass a cyclist. But these passing maneuvers cause accidents all the time. They can be catastrophic for cyclists, for whom a simple helmet is often not nearly enough protection when struck by a car.  To prevent these accidents, let’s take a look at the best way to pass someone on a bike.  Stay three feet away In Louisiana, as

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