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June 2014 Archives

Texting drivers most likely to get into car accidents

Texting and driving has been a perennial problem not just here in Oklahoma, but in the rest of the country as well. The danger of this type of distracted driving is obvious because it removes a driver's eyes from the road long enough to cause a collision or be involved in one. Howeverr, drivers still persist in practicing this dangerous act. Nonetheless, knowing the latest statistics about texting and driving may change a driver's perspective, preventing future car accidents and the eventual injuries and fatalities that come with them.

Jeep fails to yield at Mayes County intersection, injuring two

Sharing the road is the basic obligation of all drivers. Whether a vehicle is as large and heavy as a truck or as small and lightweight as a motorcycle, sharing the road safely with others is the best way to prevent accidents. Unfortunately, some drivers fail to meet this obligation, compromising the safety of other motorists. Typically, motorcycle riders are the ones who pay the price because their vehicles provide little protection in an accident.

Victims of November 2012 train accident still learning to cope

Oklahoma residents who have been involved with an accident involving a train all know just how devastating these accidents can be. Beyond injuries and deaths, surviving victims, their families and the relatives of anyone killed often endure considerable emotional trauma and grief. The lingering effects of train accident show just how traumatic such events can be.

Rear-end SUV collision in Coweta sends 3 to hospital

Drunken and speeding drivers are not the only dangers Oklahoma drivers should watch out for. People should also look out for motorists who drive too closely behind them. According to government statistics, nearly 29 percent of all accidents in the United States are rear-end collisions, all of which endanger vehicle passengers.

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