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Ensuring that truck drivers are fit to drive in a safe manner


There are many reasons that people drive on the roads in Louisiana. There are also many different types of vehicles that drive on the roads. Individuals often drive cars, pickup trucks, SUVs and motorcycles to get to their various destinations. There are also many professions that use the roads every day. These include delivery drivers, emergency vehicles such as police cars, ambulances and fire trucks and semi-trucks.

With all of the various vehicles that are on the roads every day, it is important that everyone is driving safely and paying attention to the road. This is why it is illegal for people to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while driving. When people are intoxicated, it makes it very difficult to be aware of one's surroundings and accidents can occur.

This is even more important for truck drivers because truck accidents cause significant damage and injuries given their size compared to most other vehicles on the road. Therefore, the rules for truck drivers are even stricter. Truck drivers are not allowed to drive if they have any detected levels of alcohol in their system and are not allowed to consume any alcohol within four hours prior to them operating the truck in any manner. On top of this truck drivers are not allowed to drive if they are ill or fatigued to the point where it can impair the truck driver's ability to concentrate on the road.

Despite the stricter rules for truck drivers, truck accidents still occur in Louisiana and can cause severe injuries to the victims of the accidents. The victims can be put in a very difficult position as they try to heal from the injuries. They may also be entitled to compensation for their injuries. This compensation can be extremely valuable for the victims of these accidents. It is important to understand one's rights after a truck accident and experienced attorneys may be a useful resource.

Source: www.ecfr.com, "CFR Title 49, Subtitle B, Chapter III, Subchapter B, Part 392," accessed on July 17, 2017

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