If you've ever driven on Turner Turnpike or some other heavily traveled stretch of Oklahoma road, you understand what it's like to have cars zipping past you at high rates of speed. Such areas are often prone to serious accidents, and many times driver negligence plays a leading role. This happens despite the fact that all motorists have an obligation to remain alert and adhere to all traffic regulations to keep themselves and others as safe as possible.
Young people may represent our future. Howeverr, these young adults ages 19 to 24 continue to put their own futures at risk. Their lifelong culture of technology has fatal consequences as cutting-edge distractions are leading to car accidents.
The stereotype of an older person is someone stodgy and irritable when it comes to attitudes about the younger generation. Oftentimes, they are accused of relentlessly complaining about “kids” and how they need to “get out of their yard.”
According to the most recent statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the percentage of drivers distracted by their phones while driving increased from 1.7 percent in 2013 to 2.2 percent in 2014. Since 2007, drivers age 16 to 24 have been observed manipulating electronic devices at higher rates than older drivers have.
Cutting-edge technology, specifically cell phones and other mobile devices are usually the culprit in accidents caused by distracted driving. The ability to concentrate on the road and other drivers can become seriously impaired due to various forms of communications. Texting, tweeting, Facebooking and live video broadcasts while driving can lead to serious injuries and death.
The serious nature of whiplash injuries suffered in car accidents can sometimes be underestimated. Because these types of injuries can worsen over time, it is important not to overlook them and their seriousness following a car accident. Whiplash is the most common type of soft tissue injury suffered in a car accident. Whiplash is also referred to as a cervical sprain, strain or hyperextension, and though there may be misunderstanding associated with whiplash, it is an unquestionably serious injury.
For many people, the arrival of winter means the beginning of the holidays. Festivities in some form or another are very common and many people will be travelling to be with friends and family. Unfortunately, the increased traffic on roads and the risk of harsh weather conditions makes the possibility of vehicle accidents even greater than it would normally be.
Car accidents can be frightening and cause a tremendous disruption in the lives of victims and their families. In Oklahoma, car accidents are a leading cause of death and injury. Throughout the state, approximately 28,000 victims are injured or killed on average in car accidents according to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office. Car accidents are all too common in areas in and around Oklahoma City. Each car accident impacts victims and their families and can be extremely stressful.
Hit-and-run accidents can be unexpected and overwhelming for victims and their families. Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver following a fatal accident in Oklahoma City. According to witnesses, the pedestrian victim was crossing the street when the victim was struck by a dark-colored SUV; the SUV subsequently left the scene of the accident. The victim was taken to the hospital and later died from injuries sustained in the accident.
Each year, the holiday season is a time of increased travel, and unfortunately the risk of being involved in a car accident also increases.