1. Car Wrecks Are the Leading Cause of Death for Oklahoman Teens

    Automobile accidents have become the top cause of teen deaths in Oklahoma. The number of fatal car wrecks involving teens across the state rose by 21 percent in 2015 compared to 2014. With National Teen Driver Safety Week underway from Oct. 16-22, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office warns that the number of teens involved in non-fatal accidents in the state has also climbed. In 2015, there were 13,…Read More

  2. Road to Zero Coalition

    The National Highway Safety Council announced its new “Road to Zero” Coalition on Oct. 5, 2016. This partnership among the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Federal Highway Administration will focus on the goal of ending traffic fatalities on U.S. roads over the next 30 years. To support the ef…Read More

  3. Local High School Taking Steps to Improve Driver Safety as Children Go Back to School

    As Tulsa children head back to school, law enforcement, school officials and city leaders are urging area drivers to focus on safety during this busy time. Driver safety is a major concern for the Tulsa community, as auto accidents can lead to serious injuries and death. If you or someone you love has been injured by a negligent driver, the Edwards Law Firm's skilled personal injury lawyers in Tu…Read More

  4. CDC Advises States to Keep Teenagers Off the Road at Night

    After releasing a new report on fatal car crashes involving teenagers, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are advising states to increase nighttime driving restrictions for teenagers. The CDC report examined fatal crashes involving 16 and 17-year-olds between 2009 and 2014 and found that 31 percent of crashes happened between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Also, 57 perce…Read More

  5. Oklahoma Troopers Enforcing Work Zone Safety After Recent Fatality

    A worker from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) was hit and killed by an oncoming car in a construction zone on Wednesday, May 18. The worker was an 18-year superintendent and was supervising a brush removal project on Highway 20 near the Mayes and Delaware County lines when the incident happened. His death marked the 60th employee killed in the history of the department, which has …Read More

  6. NHTSA’s Click It or Ticket Campaign Begins

    With statewide law enforcement officials out in full force to distribute tickets, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) kicked off its Click It or Ticket Campaign to warn Oklahoma vehicle passengers of the need to buckle up day and night. The message is a simple, yet effective strategy to create awareness about an important issue: seat belts save lives. Our personal injury lawyer…Read More

  7. Motorcycle Safety Awareness Highlighted in May

    A motorcyclist is killed each day on Texas roadways. To improve safety and commemorate the 455 Texas motorcyclists who lost their lives in 2015, the Texas Department of Transportation has launched an educational campaign for May’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. This will hopefully decrease the number of motorcycle accidents on the road. The “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” in…Read More

  8. Distracted Driving Awareness Month Crackdown

    As Distracted Driving Awareness Month this April, local, state and federal law enforcement have joined forces to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while distracted. They will also be out in large numbers enforcing the state’s texting and driving laws. Many Oklahomans, along with other Americans, drive while eating, drinking, checking social media and sending emails. These forms of dis…Read More

  9. Fall History Raises Accident Risk Among Older Drivers

    In a new study by the AAA Foundation, older drivers with at least one falling episode are more likely to be in a car crash than peers in the same age group who have not fallen. Decreased driving ability due to injuries in older drivers with fall histories can make it more dangerous for pedestrians and cyclists and other motorists as well. Although most collisions are linked to distracted driving, …Read More

  10. Majority of Drivers Still Drive Recklessly According to New Study

    A new survey by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals that 87 percent of motorists engage in a minimum of one risky behavior while driving. The study asked participants which reckless driving habits they had engaged in within the last thirty days. It analyzed attitudes about driving safely and revealed there is room for improvement when it comes to safe driving. Peter Kissinger, President …Read More

  11. Potholes Costing Americans Billions of Dollars

    Potholes occur on roads everywhere. It probably doesn't come as a surprise to learn that across the United States, drivers are collectively spending around $3 billion dollars a year to repair damage to their cars that has been caused by potholes. Repairs can range from minor tire damage to more serious suspension problems, but colliding with a pothole can also cause a driver to lose control of the…Read More

  12. NHTSA Issues $200 Million Penalty To Takata for Defective Airbags, Orders Recall Speedup

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced it would be fining Takata Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive airbags, up to $200 million for violating safety regulations and failing to report defects. They are also ordering a recall speedup of the defective airbags and requiring the company to take additional safety compliance measures. The civil penalty is the…Read More

  13. Proving Who Is at Fault in an Auto Collision

    Thousands of car accidents occur every day in the United States for a variety of reasons. Sometimes a driver isn't paying attention or is driving recklessly. Sometimes there is an issue with visibility or poor road conditions. Whatever the reason, a car accident can ruin your day and cost you thousands in repairs. In the worst cases, it can cause severe injuries or even death. Your first thought i…Read More

  14. National Teen Driver Safety Week Encourages Safe Driving Practices

    Did you know that car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teenagers ages 14-18 in the United States? Teen Driver Safety Week, taking place on October 18 to 24 will focus on best safety practices and behaviors for keeping teens safe, as they learn to drive and navigate the roadways by themselves. Being distracted while driving remains one of the major factors that result in tragic car cr…Read More

  15. Drowsy Driving: Don’t Become a Statistic

    Did you know driving while you are sleepy poses as much of a threat on the road as distracted driving or driving while intoxicated? It's a mounting concern as we enter the season of high school graduation. The moments after a car accident are extremely important. Our experienced Tulsa personal injury attorneys advise you not to admit fault or over-apologize for the accident as this could be used…Read More

  16. GM Settling Claims Related To Defective Ignition Switch

    Kenneth Feinberg, a lawyer for General Motors Co. (GM), is currently processing claims to compensate victims of the automaker's faulty vehicle ignition switch. According to Bloomberg.com, he has designated 100 deaths as being linked to the defective switch and is currently reviewing 37 death claims and 589 injury claims. In February 2014, GM notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administra…Read More