According to carinsurancecomparison.com Oklahoma ranked ninth out of the top 10 states having the worst drivers in the U.S. The study looked at a variety of factors to rank each state, including the number of fatalities occurring secondary to miles driven, failure to obey traffic laws, high-speed accidents and careless driver collisions. Out of the 708 fatal accidents investigated in the state, 218 collisions were a direct result of speeding.
Recently, Oklahoma Highway Patrol combined efforts with the Tulsa Police Department in an attempt to crack down on speeding along the construction zone on I-244 between S. Harvard Ave. and N. Yale Ave. Law enforcement officers reported that though the posted speed limit was 50 miles per hour, drivers were clocked at traveling anywhere from 70 to 100 miles per hour on this stretch of road. In a two-hour period, officers stopped nearly 200 drivers and issued 137 tickets and 41 warnings. Fines for speeding violations in this area range anywhere from $200 to $600.
While driving at these excessive speeds comes with heavy fines and additional driver’s license points, drivers who speed put themselves (and their passengers) at a greater risk of becoming involved in a serious collision. This careless driving behavior also puts road crews in great danger.
Anyone involved in a collision should contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately. After an automotive accident, victims often encounter financial challenges in terms of personal property loss, medical expenses and lost wages. A Tulsa personal injury lawyer can help guide you through the complicated legal system and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf.
If you are looking for a Tulsa personal injury lawyer who provides quality representation to victims of car accidents, contact Wandres Law. Contact us at 918-641-4044 for a free consultation and case evaluation on any type of personal injury case.