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Speed is a common factor in Oklahoma fatal traffic accidents

On Behalf of | Feb 22, 2023 | Blog, Car Accidents

According to an Oklahoma Highway Safety Office analyst, there was a 17% increase in fatal motor vehicle accidents in just one year. The sad part is most of these crashes occur because someone made a bad decision, which put their lives and that of other road users in grave danger.

Reasons why speed causes fatal crashes

It’s a fact that the human mind can process data incredibly fast, but that doesn’t just happen automatically. Even the fastest racecourse drivers take years, with multiple intense drills, to learn the details of the course and the know-how to apply the accelerator correctly. Additionally, their roads have no distractions and are incredibly maintained for safe driving. Still, they do crash.

However, most drivers on public roads don’t have the same level of control over their vehicles, and their journeys are full of distractions that can impair their ability to react quickly and make good decisions. And when motor vehicle accidents occur, the result is often tragic because the inertia and momentum of the vehicle are greater, meaning that a crash will be more destructive than if it happened at lower speeds.

Dealing with a high-speed accident in Oklahoma

It’s against the law to drive above the speed limit in Oklahoma. If you had an accident with such a driver, they would be partially or totally at fault.

If you believe they were more than 50% responsible for the crash, you can sue them for damages in civil court. You can also file a claim against their insurance company to recover money for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.

Speed is a major cause of fatal motor vehicle accidents in Oklahoma. That’s why drivers should always remain vigilant on the roads and avoid doing anything that might endanger themselves or other road users. Following the speed limit and adhering to traffic laws are two great ways to stay safe. Additionally, if you were ever involved in an accident with such a driver, it’s important to know your legal rights so that you can receive justice and compensation for any damages you incurred due to the accident.

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