The family of a teenager who drank Four Loco before getting hit and killed in a car accident is suing the company that makes the drink. The family of the teenager argues the makers of Four Loko specifically market their alcoholic drinks to those under the age of 21 and should therefore be banned.
May 2011 Archives
Texting and driving is a serious distraction, but in some states the offense is not as serious as it could be. Some states have secondary texting and driving laws where police officers cannot pull a driver over for texting and driving alone. Instead, police officers in states with secondary texting and driving laws have to initially pull a driver over for a different reason like speeding. Some states that have secondary texting and driving laws are looking to change their driving and texting bans to primary laws so that officers can pull a driver over specifically for texting while driving.
A married couple from Louisiana was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident in Texas last Wednesday. The husband and wife were from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana; about 45 miles west of Baton Rouge. The husband and wife pair were riding their motorcycle together last week when they were involved in a deadly motorcycle accident caused by hydroplaning.
Last week, we spoke about the vulnerability of motorcycles and how motorcycle helmets are an essential component to motorcycle safety in Louisiana. We also discussed how to properly identify a safe motorcycle helmet. Since May is the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month we continue to talk about motorcycle safety in this post and draw attention to rider awareness through the discussion of very recent fatal motorcycle accident.
Last time, we spoke about the vulnerability of motorcyclists on the road and how improper helmet use or improper helmets turn motorcycle accidents into motorcycle fatalities. We also spoke about the standard used to measure proper motorcycle helmets in Louisiana, Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218 and how to identify a helmet that complies with the standard. In this post, we will continue with that discussion.
Motorcycles are among the most vulnerable vehicles on the road today. Since motorcycles are one of the most vulnerable vehicles on the road, a motorcycle accident can quickly turn into a motorcycle death if proper safety precautions are not followed. One safety precaution that all motorcycle riders in Louisiana have to take regardless of age is the use of a proper motorcycle helmet.
Potential injuries were not the only thing the driver of a car in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana had to worry about this past Sunday. The driver was involved in a car accident caused by texting and driving but sheriff deputies also discovered other evidence that likely contributed to the accident and will come with serious charges.
Week to week there seems to be a new study on teenage driving. This week is not any different. According to a new study on teenage driving and teenage car accidents, teens who get more sleep at night are safer behind the wheel. While the conclusion of the study may seem obvious, many Americans do not get the right amount of sleep. Therefore the safety of more driver age groups may also be affected by their level of sleep.