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Driving in the Rain Can Be Deadly

Earlier this summer a 20-year-old man died in a single car crash in Sequoyah County. He was driving on Interstate 40 in heavy rain, and when he tapped his brakes his car hydroplaned into a tree. He died at the scene of the accident, and a 25-year-old female passenger was injured. Police say he hydroplaned […]

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Combating Distracted Driving in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has taken steps — and might take additional steps — to combat distracted driving, which has proven dangerous to motorists, passengers and pedestrians. According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, in 2014 hundreds of people (637 to be exact) were injured in accidents involving distracted drivers. There were also 14 fatalities. But a law […]

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Oklahomans Among Rudest Drivers in the Country

A recent survey found that Oklahoma drivers are among the least courteous in the country. Only seven states were ranked lower than the Sooner State. In other words, Oklahoma drivers are the eighth rudest in the United States. Tailgating, refusing to let other vehicles merge and neglecting to use turn signals are common examples of […]

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Road Rage, Aggressive Driving Causes Accidents

Most drivers have exhibited extreme anger or road rage while behind the wheel, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). In fact, almost 80 percent of drivers admitted to expressing road rage, aggression or significant anger during a recent one-year period. Examples of road rage behaviors include: Tailgating, which is also known as riding someone’s […]

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Teens at Greater Risk of Car Accident Injuries than Adults

Learning how to drive and becoming comfortable behind the wheel can be risky endeavors. In fact, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, and teens are more likely than adults to get into accidents. There were 221,313 teens between the ages […]

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Buses Lack Same Safety Features as Regular Vehicles

Buses are generally safe means of transportation. After all, they are typically used to transport children to and from school, sporting events and other activities. They are also used as a means of public transportation. But most buses do not sport the same safety features as a regular automobile (they often don’t have seatbelts or […]

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Tanker Truck Accidents

Tanker trucks are the most common means of transporting liquid cargo (like oil and other petroleum products) in the United States. Oftentimes that liquid cargo is flammable, which increases the likelihood of a fire or explosion if the truck is involved in an accident. Other dangers associated with tanker trucks include: Leaks and spills — […]

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Accidents Caused by Rubbernecking

People are naturally curious whenever they see an accident on the side of the road. When there are emergency vehicles, lights flashing and banged-up cars it’s hard not to look. But slowing down and gawking at someone else’s misfortune can cause another accident — and this one could involve you. The Dangers of Rubbernecking Merriam-Webster’s […]

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Driving Children Without Proper Use of Child Safety Seats

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 600 U.S. children ages 12 and younger died in 2015 in car accidents — 35 percent of those children were not buckled up when the accident occurred. Additionally, more than 121,000 children were injured in 2014. At least some of those fatalities and […]

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What is “Wrongful Death” in Oklahoma?

Wrongful death is the death caused by someone else’s misconduct or negligence, or by some intent to cause harm. This could include many situations, from car accidents and medical malpractice to nursing home abuse and intentional homicide. It is a legal action filed by survivors for their own losses. In the state of Oklahoma, you […]

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