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Seat belt use found to reduce the severity of liver injuries

Road safety advocates in Oklahoma and around the country have long called for stricter seat belt laws, and the results of a study published recently in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health could add weight to their arguments. A team of researchers studied traffic accident figures from the National Trauma Data Bank gathered between 2010 and 2015, and they discovered that passenger vehicle occupants who fastened their seat belts were far less likely to suffer fatal liver injuries in a crash.

Survey suggests a sharp increase in cell phone use while driving

According to a new survey, the number of drivers who report frequent cell phone use while driving has risen sharply in the last few years. Ironically, these same drivers recognized distracted driving as a significant roadway hazard. This alarming trend could affect traffic safety in Oklahoma.

3 things that will help you with a car accident claim

Imagine you are driving through Durant on your usual commute to work. Traffic isn't too heavy and you are making good time, until suddenly, from out of nowhere another car slams into you. Now, not only will you have to miss work for several days because of your injuries, you have to deal with repairing your car and paying for the medical bills. While you probably expect the other driver's insurance company to handle all of the expenses since the accident was clearly his fault, sometimes it is not so easy.

The importance of uninsured motorist coverage to Oklahoma drivers

Normally, when an Oklahoman is injured in a motor vehicle accident in which the driver of the other car was at fault, the other driver's policy would cover the victim's personal injury costs like medical bills. What happens when the at-fault driver does not have sufficient insurance to cover these injury costs or does not carry required car insurance at all? What happens if an at-fault driver cannot be identified in a hit-and-run accident? 

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