The 3 main types of distracted driving

Distracted driving is an umbrella term that generally refers to any activities a driver may engage in that can divert their attention away from traffic and the act of driving. Distractions are a major cause of serious car accidents in the United States. In fact, some studies claim that more than 3,000 people lose…

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Do you have a traumatic brain injury? Key signs to consider

Those who are involved in serious auto accidents may suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These can be very detrimental to a person’s quality of life, and they can potentially be fatal. It’s very important for those who have been injured to know what signs to look for and to seek medical attention if…

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Why truck platooning is a big risk

The trucking industry is always looking for ways to improve efficiency and cut costs – and truck platooning has recently emerged as a potential game-changer. But, is it safe? Truck platooning involves the synchronization of multiple trucks through the use of advanced wireless technology like radar, cameras and vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems. By maintaining a…

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What leads to jackknife accidents?

When the attached trailer of a truck suddenly swings out at an angle from the truck’s cab, that’s called a “jackknife” accident because it resembles the motion of a folding knife. Given the size, weight and speed of the average truck, and the potential for a chain-reaction accident among nearby vehicles, it’s no wonder…

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What is dooring, and how can it be prevented?

Dooring is an accident wherein a vehicle door is suddenly opened into the path of an oncoming cyclist. This unexpected event leaves the cyclist little time to react, potentially leading to severe injuries. As the popularity of cycling continues to rise, particularly in urban settings, understanding dooring and implementing measures to prevent it becomes…

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The most dangerous crash risks for motorcyclists

While offering a unique sense of freedom and excitement, motorcycle riding comes with a unique set of risks. Due to their lack of protection and smaller visual presence, motorcyclists often face more significant dangers than other vehicle drivers. Understanding the most threatening types of crashes is vital for motorcyclists who hope to remain safe…

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Top 3 safety tips for driving on busy highways this summer

The summer months often experience an increase in the number of miles traveled and also an increase in the number of serious and fatal collisions that occur. The summer of 2023 has already witnessed a significant uptick in the number of road trips and vacations taken around the United States, which means a lot…

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3 ways trucking companies may contribute to semi-truck wrecks

In general, commercial transportation companies have an interest in minimizing the collision risk between semi-trucks and smaller vehicles. Higher crash rates tend to push lawmakers to create more restrictions on the industry, which can make it more expensive to operate a transportation business. Additionally, transportation companies often provide the insurance coverage that pays for…

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Why families file wrongful death lawsuits after deadly crashes

Insurance is a universal requirement for all Oklahoma motorists, and so people may think it is a solution for every crash-related loss when it is not. For drivers to lawfully operate a vehicle on public roads, they need to have a license and a liability insurance policy. During a traffic stop or after a…

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Many factors contribute to the deadliest crashes in Oklahoma

The modern economy in Oklahoma usually requires individual motor vehicle travel. The vast majority of trips in motor vehicles end without incident, but some of them result in collisions. Some crashes are minor because they occur at lower speeds and involve comparable vehicles. Other collisions are far more extreme. The worst collisions generally involve…

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