The onset of spring means a busy time for Oklahoma high school students. There are final exams and the completion of term papers, as well as the fun of prom, graduation and parties.
Many Oklahoman drivers often debate whether it is more dangerous to drive in the cities or to stay on rural roads. City streets have more direct routes to some of the more popular destinations of the state, but rural roads have less traffic to deal with. Rural highways might offer more leeway to many impatient drivers, but is there too much freedom on the roads?
When your teen is finally able to drive on their own, they’re going to have to start to get used to the chaotic circumstances you’ve dealt with for years. This includes paying attention to the forecast, weather reports and traffic alerts before they leave the house to get to school, work or wherever they need to go. Since they are too used to you taking them everywhere, they may not know how to prepare for rush hours and when they are.
A 32-year-old man was killed and his co-worker was injured in an explosion at a saltwater disposal site in Enid, Oklahoma, recently.
The arrival of a beautiful Oklahoma spring means better weather and the chance for kids who have been cooped up to get out and play. They're clamoring for a trip to the playground.
You go to work every morning and expect to return home each night in the same shape you were in to start the day. But on-the-job accidents occur frequently, however, and your injuries could keep you out of work for some time.
Driving safe, in a way that avoids the threat of car accidents and injuries, should be the highest priority of every motorist. But look around at your fellow drivers on the road, and you'll quickly discover that most motorists are not doing what it takes to stay safe. Instead, they're doing the opposite: They're speeding, using smartphones, eating, putting on makeup, not using seat belts, speeding through yellow lights, tailgating and more. These bad driving habits are putting everyone on the road at risk of getting hurt.