Noble McIntyre on January 21, 2014
From 2011 to 2012 Oklahoma saw a concerning seven percent increase in alcohol-related fatalities. At 157, 2006 had the fewest alcohol-related deaths in recent history, followed by 209 in 2009. The steep increase is concerning, and although the number of fatalities has risen between 2006 and 2012, the number of crashes has decreased from 5,442 in 2006 to 4,291 in 2012, meaning that alcohol-related crashes in Oklahoma were deadlier in 2012.
McIntyre Law, P.C. has released its fifth annual McIntyre Law DUI Report with its 2012 statistics. The study is based on statistics from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
Below are a few quick facts based on Oklahoma data over the past five years. More details are available here.
McIntyre Law, P.C. continues to publish this annual report as a way to raise awareness of DUI and its consequences. Our mission is to make Oklahoma’s roads safer and to protect the rights of car accident victims. We provide free, no-obligation consultations to people who have been injured or lost loved ones in drunk driving accidents. As well, we encourage Oklahomans to join the conversation by contacting our Oklahoma City Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) chapter.