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Jackknife Accidents

Like any other vehicle, commercial trucks can be involved in a number of different types of crashes, including rear-end accidents, head-on collisions, rollovers, and sideswipes. However, because they are so much larger than standard sized passenger vehicles, commercial trucks are also prone to a specific kind of crash, known as a jackknife accident, which occur […]

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Car Accidents Caused by Road Debris

Although many car crashes are the result of driver error, thousands of accidents are also caused by road debris every year. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety even estimates that road debris played a role in approximately 200,000 car accidents and around 39,000 injuries, 500 of which were fatal, over a four year period. Employing […]

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The Importance of Tire Safety

Although many car accidents are caused by drivers who fail to pay attention to the road, speed,  traffic laws, a surprising number of crashes are the result of tire-related problems. In fact, the  Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that around nine percent of all car accidents involve some type of tire safety issue. To […]

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Collecting Compensation for Broken Glass Injuries

While many people associate car accidents with broken bones, whiplash, and concussions, some of the most common injuries are caused by broken glass. Although many vehicle manufacturers now install shatterproof windshields, lacerations from flying glass still can and do occur, leaving victims to struggle through a painful recovery and pay thousands of dollars in medical […]

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Car Accidents Caused by Brake Defects

Last summer, Volkswagen announced that it would be initiating a worldwide recall of around 770,000 vehicles due to a braking control system defect. According to representatives, the company detected a problem in the anti-lock brake systems, which will not function properly when drivers under-steer, over-steer, or suddenly hit the brakes. These types of defects put […]

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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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Driving Away from Tornados

Even if you’ve never seen a tornado in person, you are probably familiar with its distinct funnel shape and its deadly potential. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, “a tornado is a narrow, violently rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm to the ground.” Wind is invisible, so “it […]

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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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