Semi-trucks are a staple of Louisiana and America's economy. They carry goods and equipment to restaurants, retail stores and construction sites. Though these monstrosities serve as an integral part of our society, their sheer size also poses a real risk to other motorists.
Our New Orleans readers may have seen a recent post that detailed Louisiana's higher than average rate of injury-related deaths. The sad fact that negligent drivers are often to blame for car accidents should encourage many Louisiana residents to practice safe driving techniques and to always wear their seatbelts.