Car Accidents

Be careful out there, kids.

Noble McIntyre on February 18, 2014

Many of us woke up Sunday morning to the sad news of yet another teen driving fatality. Betsy Sue Jantz, 17, of Ringwood, died at the scene of an accident in Major County. She reportedly was wearing her seat belt when the car in which she was a passenger went off the road on U.S. […]

Speeding is a Major Problem, and Drivers Know it

Noble McIntyre on January 28, 2014

Speeding is a major problem on U.S. roads, and drivers know it but they do it, anyway. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released a study on speeding attitudes and behavior, and the results are discouraging. In the words of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, “We all have places we […]

2012 Saw An Increase in Highway Fatalities

Noble McIntyre on January 14, 2014

Sadly, the number of highway fatalities continued to rise in 2012. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration recently released a report that indicated that there were over a thousand more highway deaths in 2012 as in 2011. However, the numbers remain low with respect to historical figures. In 2011, the number of fatalities was the […]

Stay Safe on the Roads in Wintry Weather

Jeremy Thurman on November 26, 2013

The snow has already begun to fall in Oklahoma this winter. As well, Mother Nature has treated us to icy conditions this week, which is especially unfortunate timing as we look toward Thanksgiving, which is one of the busiest travel holidays of the year.

Kids and cars: Tragedy close to home

Noble McIntyre on August 27, 2013

Earlier this month, we heard the sobering news that a Comanche two-year-old had died after being run over in a driveway after running behind a pickup truck that was backing out. While we all know that cars are dangerous when the driver is speeding, reckless or intoxicated, we sometimes forget that even a parked car, […]

Is your dashboard your biggest distraction?

Jeremy Thurman on July 23, 2013

There’s been so much in the news about the hazards of distracted driving, but not much attention has been paid to the fact that one of the causes can actually be your own dashboard. If you think about it, your dashboard is significantly lower and out of sight-stream from the windshield (in other words, you […]

‘SaferCar’ App offers Drivers Real-Time Safety Information

Jeremy Thurman on April 23, 2013

Late last month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the release of a new safety app for Iphones and Ipod Touches called, SaferCar. The app’s many safety features allow drivers instant access to information on everything from car seat safety and installation, to vehicle recalls.

Distracted Driving Still a Widespread Problem

Noble McIntyre on April 9, 2013

Results released Friday from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA reveal that a recent survey finds that 660,000 drivers are still using electronic devices while driving at any given daylight moment.

Bill to Ban Texting While Driving Hits Roadblock

Noble McIntyre on March 12, 2013

An Oklahoma bill that would ban texting while driving was tabled a week ago and now is approaching the March 14th deadline for measures originating in the house to be heard, and voted on. House Bill 1503, would allow a fine of as much as $500 for motorists caught reading or sending texts while driving. […]

Two Teens Killed in Payne County Crash

Noble McIntyre on March 5, 2013

Two Oklahoma City Teens were killed in a tragic accident early Friday morning. Daja Brown and Karla Duenes, both 17 were passengers in a van heading west on State Highway 51, when they broke down. Another vehicle crashed into the van while it was being pushed, trapping both of the girls in the van for […]

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