Jeremy Thurman on December 3, 2010
Stop lights and yield signs are placed near the roadway for a reason. In fact they are specifically discussed in Oklahoma Statute 47 and commonly referred to as “Rules of the Road.” Oklahoma states “[w]hether a stop sign or yield sign is present, visible or not, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way and shall not proceed until it is safe to do so…” Accordingly, it’s no secret that failure to obey these traffic laws can lead to serious injury accidents and even death.
As we continue through the holiday season, we encourage all drivers in Oklahoma to obey traffic signals and regulations. This and other traffic laws are there for our safety on the roadway. When you approach an intersection, do not assume the approaching semi-tractor and/or automobile will stop. Remember, some semi-trucks weigh up to 80000 pounds with their payload. They cannot stop like a car and an accident with a semi-truck will more often than not lead to very serious personal injuries and possibly even death.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in an accident with a big rig semi-truck in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If you’re facing an up-hill battle with the insurance companies, you definitely need someone in your corner you can trust. Contact the experienced Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers of McIntyre Law. Call today to set up your free consultation.
Elizabeth Larrick on November 10, 2010
The road hazard of drowsy driving is normally hidden behind the obvious dangers of intoxication, speeding and texting; but, this concealed risk is experienced by 41% of drivers according to a report by American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety. Snoozing while driving is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and 100,000 accidents each year. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) These numbers are only collected by driver admissions and therefore hundreds more accidents and deaths may be caused by sleepy drivers. Continue reading