1. Two Fog-Related Accidents Involve Multiple Vehicles Outside of Tulsa

    Heavy fog was a factor in two separate multi-vehicle accidents that took place outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma last week, causing nine injuries. The first incident occurred Thursday evening on Highway 75, east of Ochelata. A Ford pickup truck reportedly crossed the northbound lanes in order to turn south. The truck, driven by a 51-year-old man, was struck by a Toyota Avalon traveling north. Police say …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. More Than 19,000 People Killed in Traffic Accidents in First Half of 2016

    More than 19,100 people were killed in car accidents in the first half of the year, which represents a nine percent increase compared to the first six months of 2015, according to an analysis by the National Safety Council (NSC). Traffic fatalities were at a historic low just five years ago, but they have been trending upward since 2014, as these deaths were 18 percent higher in the first six mont…Read More

  5. Regulators Propose Speed Limiters to Reduce Truck Accidents

    In an effort to reduce truck accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have proposed a new requirement that heavy-duty vehicles be equipped with speed limiting devices. The proposed speed limiters would cap the maximum speeds of trucks and similar large vehicles to between 60 and 68 miles per hour. The NHTSA an…Read More

  6. 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

  7. Oklahoma has Third-Worst Drivers in the Country, survey finds

    If you have ever complained that Oklahoma has some of the worst drivers on U.S. roadways, new research shows that you may be right. A new survey from financial technology firm SmartAsset found that Oklahoma has the third-worst drivers in the country — news our personal injury lawyers in Tulsa were shocked to hear. The survey combines research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administrati…Read More

  8. 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

  9. Road Rage Common Among Majority of Drivers

    According to a recent study, a majority of drivers admit to aggression and dangerous behaviors known as “road rage” while behind the wheel. Approximately 80 percent of U.S. drivers say they have displayed road rage, anger, or aggression one or more times in the past year. The AAA Foundation for Safety survey says eight million drivers have admitted to extreme behaviors while driving. Commonly …Read More

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. OHP Cracking Down on Drivers Speeding in Construction Zones

    Oklahoma State Troopers are cracking down on drivers speeding along the construction zone on I-244. According to police, they have handed out more than 137 citations and 42 warnings. Police say that they have seen drivers traveling between 80-100 miles per hour in the 50 mile per hour construction zone. Nearby, neighbors in one Tulsa community are concerned about drivers speeding in and around t…Read More