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Proposed protection in tractor-trailer underride crashes

As Lake Charles motorists head out onto Interstate 10 to visit friends and family for the holidays, they will share the road with the most dangerous things on wheels: tractor-trailers. Among the most deadly motor vehicle crashes are truck underride accidents that take place when passenger cars collide with 18-wheelers.

Holiday spoiler alert: roads are going to be crowded

Lake Charles sits between two of America's great cities: Houston, Texas, and Louisiana's own New Orleans. So it is not surprising to see holiday travelers on Interstate 10 headed from one to the other, and to see thousands more coming here to spend Thanksgiving with friends and family.

Sensors to detect distraction, drowsiness in truck drivers

There are no bigger, heavier, more dangerous vehicles rolling through Lake Charles than the 18-wheelers roaring along Interstate 10. Because big rigs are slow to stop and difficult to maneuver, the behemoths are unwieldy; especially so at highway speeds. Two factors that make giant commercial vehicles even more dangerous to be near: fatigued or distracted truckers.

The dangers of distracted driving

There is no doubt of the hold that electronics have on Americans. While electronic devices give us easy access to a world of information (you are reading this on an electronic device, after all), that ease tempts people to read and watch instead of sleeping, working and perhaps worst of all, keeping their eyes on the road while driving.

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