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Is it time to lower Louisiana’s legal alcohol limit?

Back in 1998, President Bill Clinton called for a new national standard for drivers and alcohol consumption. Across the nation, states adopted a .08 percent BAC (blood alcohol content), meaning that any driver who had that concentration of alcohol or above could be arrested for drunk driving.

Study shows disturbing level of danger in distracted driving

One of the features that will be mentioned most prominently by an eager salesperson when you walk into a Lake Charles car dealer will be the infotainment systems. These in-dash devices can include navigation, music, back-up camera views, messaging and much more.

Jury: Man injured in Lake Charles crash to receive $4.3 million

As regular readers of our blog know, there is nothing on Interstate 10 more dangerous than a tractor-trailer driven by an inattentive trucker. A recent jury decision in a personal injury lawsuit involving an 18-wheeler crash here in Calcasieu Parish made that truth clear.

Wrong-way driver causes fatal Calcasieu Parish crash on I-10

If you drive about 20 miles west of Lake Charles on Interstate 10, you will arrive in Vinton. The small town was the site of a recent violent four-vehicle crash on the interstate. One person died in the wrong-way collision, Louisiana State Police officials said.

Speed and impairment cited in Calcasieu Parish wrecks

The Louisiana State Police’s Troop D is right here in Calcasieu Parish, but the law enforcement unit is responsible for much more than patrols here. Troop D covers more than 5,000 square miles in five parishes: Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Calcasieu.

Louisiana State gets grant to study commercial vehicle crashes

While not every resident of Louisiana is a fan of Louisiana State University football (some of us prefer the McNeese State University Cowboys, for example), most are proud of the renowned school’s excellent reputation in scientific research (especially for NASA), teacher training, the humanities, natural history and much more.

Automated Driver-Assist Vehicles Remain Works in Progress

Despite the many technological advances in recent years, the human brain is still much better at certain calculations and assessments than the sensors and computers packed into cars with autonomous driving systems. The motor vehicle crash involving a Tesla Model S on a highway last year illustrates the point.

Part II: What happens when a traffic safety expert buys a new car?

Regular readers of our Lake Charles Legal Blog will recall that a few days ago, we shared a story about Dr. Neil Chaudhary, a traffic safety expert who recently purchased a new vehicle. The distracted driving specialist for the Preusser Research Group (PRG) said he was struck by the large infotainment system in his car’s dashboard.

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