Halloween night is rapidly approaching, and parents will soon be busy planning their children's costumes and activities. However, Halloween can be a dangerous time for kids.
Speeding is something that many drivers do every time they get behind the wheel. If we're all honest, it's something we've done before. Maybe it was the joy of cruising at high speeds when you were young, maybe it was to counter running late for work, or maybe you just "lightly" break the speed limit by driving a bit over that limit on a consistent basis.
If you're the parent of a teen who is beginning the process of getting their driver's license, you're likely experiencing a range of emotions -- and so is your child. It's a time of excitement, but also some trepidation.
AAA Oklahoma is among the groups that want state legislators to change state law regarding seat belt usage by children.
Though they probably tire of hearing about it, teen drivers do create more risks on the highway than older drivers. They are one of the highest-risk age groups, crashing more frequently than drivers of any other age.
When you are driving and need to turn left, how do you do it? If you're like most drivers, you probably pull up to the intersection and stop, with your wheels already turned to the left. You watch the oncoming cars. When you find a break in the traffic, you accelerate through the gap and continue on down the road.
When you're in a serious collision, you may hit your head on a window, the steering wheel or debris. You might not hit anything directly but still suffer a jarring impact from whipping your head from side to side or forward and back.
Breaking one or more bones is one of the most common injuries suffered in Oklahoma motor vehicle accidents. Despite the pain and the downtime victims experience after fractures, most of them believe it is a simple matter to recover from such injuries. However, some bone fractures are much more complicated and require a long time to heal properly.
A truck driver faces with two counts of first-degree manslaughter, more than three months after a boulder tumbled from a truck he was driving and smashed into a car, killing two elderly women.
A 26-year-old Tulsa man was seriously injured in a crash with a FedEx truck on the evening of June 20. Officers with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) were summoned to the crash scene, located near where Interstate 44 and 129th East Avenue intersect, just after 6:41 p.m.