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Hit-And-Run Accidents A Problem In Oklahoma

After an auto accident in Oklahoma, all parties are required to remain at the scene of the crash until police arrive. Failure to do so is against the law, according to Title 47, Section 10-103. Violators can be fined up to $500 and face up to one year in county jail.  Despite the legal consequences, many drivers still leave the scene after...

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Oklahoma Drivers Impaired by Medical Marijuana

Oklahoma is now among the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana, with rules approved by the state's Department of Health this summer. Although there are no specified qualifying conditions for possession and personal use of legal medical marijuana, one aspect that has not changed is the fact that no one is allowed to drive...

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Oklahoma City Amusement Park Injuries Demand Accountability

For the third time in under a year, the same roller coaster at Frontier City park stopped midway - a terrifying incident in which riders narrowly avoided Oklahoma City amusement park injuries. In June 2017, ABC News reported riders were stranded on the ride, which had stalled out at the top of an incline. Officials reported the...

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Oklahoma Among Most Dangerous States for Drivers

Wallet Hub recently published a list of the safest states in America. Oklahoma is nowhere near the top of the list. As the article stated in measuring 48 key metrics, "Each state is safe from some dangers but falls prey to others." Oklahoma rated 48th safest out of all 50 states. Categories included personal and...

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Wrong-Way Drivers Endanger Oklahoma City Motorists

Wrong-way driving accidents can cause devastating injuries. Because these accidents often occur head-on at high rates of speed, they have the potential to cause far more serious injuries than other types of accidents. Many state transportation authorities have begun to implement technologies specific to wrong way drivers. According to Government Technology, highway officials in Arizona,...

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Will Oklahoma City See Fewer Truck Accidents With Crash Avoidance Technologies?

Safety features continue to improve and be incorporated in more vehicles across the United States. Seat belts and airbags are being supplemented with drift control alerts, lane correction systems, traffic warning sensors and many other important safety features. These features are designed to help drivers prevent collisions. Such features are especially important in large, heavy vehicles,...

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Preventing Truck Underride Accidents in Oklahoma City

According to Crash Forensics, truck underride accidents are among the most horrific and deadly of all traffic collisions. These accidents can be fatal to occupants of passenger vehicles - even at low speeds. Because underride accidents are so likely to be fatal and cause such extensive injuries, it is important for victims to have access...

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