Erratic driving is a big problem here in Tulsa and around the country. Drivers behind the wheel do not always follow the rules of the road, and too often, this ends in catastrophe.
Please, let’s all follow these simple rules:
– When operating a motor vehicle always keep both hands on the wheel
– Always look front and center, do not turn your head to look at something in the back of your car
– Do not speed
– Always be sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing their seat belt
– Do not operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
– Do not text & drive
– Do not drink & drive or eat & drive, nothing to distract you
These few simple steps could make the difference between you being safe or falling victim to another senseless car accident.
Sadly on Sunday, November 2nd, Tulsa Police and Fire officials closed the eastbound lanes of the Broken Arrow Expressway due to a fatal accident that claimed the life of one Tulsa resident. According to police reports, the driver was fatally injured after striking a vehicle that he was attempting to pass. While the driver of the passing vehicle was killed in the resulting crash, the other driver involved in the incident was not injured.
For a majority of Tulsa residents, driving along the Broken Arrow Expressway is a normal part of the daily commute. This major roadway carries hundreds of thousands of drivers to and from their destination every day, but unfortunately, this high traffic volume brings with it a large number of car accidents.
Distracted, intoxicated, or simply reckless drivers use this major thoroughfare every day leading to tragic and avoidable situations such as this most recent collision. For this reason, it is crucial that all commuters and motorists remain vigilant on the roads at all times.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are over 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries on our nation’s highways every year. To help lower your risk of being involved in one of these accidents, here are some tips to keep in mind while driving on the highway or major roadways like the Broken Arrow Expressway:
-Buckle up and obey the posted speed limits.
-Always travel while well-rested and alert; a split second of reaction time can make a world of difference.
-Avoid distractions behind the wheel, especially texting and eating, and keep your eyes on your surroundings.
-Be respectful of other motorists and maintain a safe 3 second following distance between you and other drivers.
-Keep your headlights, taillights and windshield wipers properly maintained at all times.
Accidents happen, but if you were injured due to the negligent, distracted or reckless driving of another motorist, contact the auto accident attorneys of Graves McLain immediately. Graves McLain Tulsa Oklahoma injury lawyers have successfully represented many seriously injured children and adults who were victims of distracted, intoxicated or reckless driving. Contact us today and we can represent you in your time of need and help you recover the maximum compensation.
Call Graves McLain Tulsa accident lawyers at 918-359-6600 for a free consultation.
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