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FMCSA notes increase in fatal large truck crashes in 2016

Despite advances in safety technology, large truck accidents are on the rise. This is according to a new data drill-down report from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA has been able to evaluate accurate crash data from 2016, and it found that there was a 3 percent increase in fatal large truck accidents from the previous year. Drivers in Louisiana may want to know more about the details.

Reducing distracted driving among truckers

Distracted driving is all too common in Louisiana and the rest of the U.S., with cellphone use alone causing 26 percent of all crashes in the country. Every day, according to data analytics firm Zendrive, an estimated 69 million Americans use their phone at least once behind the wheel. GPS and in-car entertainment systems are just some other forms of technology that drivers have become addicted to.

Distracted driving in Louisiana: Top concerns for teen drivers

Distracted driving is responsible for an estimated 60 percent of all crashes in Louisiana. The issue is so prevalent that lawmakers are getting involved. Lawmakers recently proposed Louisiana House Bill 619. If passed, the law would ban the use of hand held devices while driving.

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