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How Could Holiday Travel Put You at Higher Risk for a Drowsy Driving Accident?

Last year, the American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated there to be 97.4 million road trips across the United States between December 23 and January 1. Though the sheer increase in drivers could cause a spike in traffic accidents, there could also be an increase in drowsy driving accidents due to a few reasons.  Avoiding traffic congestion. Many holiday travelers try to avoid traffic congestion by driving early in the morning or late at night. According to AAA, last year, the worst time to be on the road for traffic congestion was late afternoon to early evening. However, when people drive during hours when their bodies are usually asleep, there could be an increased chance for drowsy driving. Sometimes, people cannot control when they fall asleep. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) claims that many drowsy driving accidents occur between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m.  Traveling after work. Christmas Eve…
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5 Reasons Driving During the Thanksgiving Holiday Is Dangerous

Last year, according to Louisiana’s Highway Safety Research Group (HSRG), there were 564 traffic crashes on Louisiana roads during the Thanksgiving holiday period. The holiday period began at 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve and went through midnight of the following Monday. Out of those traffic crashes, nearly 11 percent were in Calcasieu and Lafayette Parish. These numbers do not reflect commercial vehicle crashes. Why are the roads so dangerous during this time of year? Reason #1: Traffic Congestion With millions of people on the roads during the Thanksgiving holiday, there is more traffic congestion. An increase in traffic could cause a higher risk for accidents. In addition, many people traveling during Thanksgiving will be driving on unfamiliar roads. Traffic congestion along with unsafe driving behaviors such as distracted driving or aggressive driving could cause more traffic accidents. Reason #2: Speeding Thanksgiving is on a week day. Many people have to…
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What Is the Office Culture Like at Galloway Jefcoat?

The staff at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm all have their unique outlook on the office culture, that helps them enjoy working from day to day. Whether it’s the sense of working as a team or working together to help someone out, the atmosphere is described as fun. The staff like to work hard and play hard, making sure clients get a personal experience to make them feel at home. John and Rusty are described as down to earth, and treat the staff like family. Watch as those who work at the Galloway Jefcoat law firm describe their experience working in the office. Video Transcription: The thing I like about working here is that everyone’s like a team, we all work together, and if you can’t figure something out there’s always someone else that can help you out. The staff here, they’re a fun bunch, we work hard when we…
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