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High-speed chase ends with car flipping

While Oklahoma highways are filled with commuters making their way to and from work, some may have been surprised recently to see a fellow driver on the shoulder zipping past traffic and chased by police. Many Oklahoma travelers got to witness a high-speed chase and crash on a Monday afternoon when a woman fled police because of a traffic violation.

High-tech safety for cyclists and runners

Millions of American's stay in shape through fun activities such as cycling and running. For many individuals, these therapeutic activities take place on the road, and as much as we enjoy them, there are risks involved when alongside passing vehicles. For pavement pounding athletes, staying safe while roadside is just as important as staying active. Good news for all of us, whether weekend warrior or competing athlete, safety gear has gone high-tech.

Debris in highway causes wreck

While traveling down the highway, it is not uncommon to see debris and garbage scattered along the roadside. Usually, this mess poses little to no danger to drivers and is nothing more than an eyesore. However, occasionally we come across items in our lane that we have to swerve to avoid, and for one Oklahoma woman doing so caused her vehicle to lose control.

Oklahoma's mission to ENDUI

For many, Labor Day is more than just a day off awarded to the American worker. Families use Labor Day as a way to signify the end of summer and beginning of a new school year. This Labor Day, Oklahoma law enforcement is warning residents to think twice before getting behind the wheel of a car after celebrating. They are stepping up their efforts in the fight against drunk driving with the initiative called ENDUI, which they intend to be a long-term effort long past Labor Day.

Will e-logs put an end to driver fatigue?

For drivers sharing the road with commercial trucks, there are often times when there is a little unease when side by side with their roaring 18 wheels. After all, it's an awful lot of truck for one person to control, especially when they are exhausted, stressed or distracted.

Expectant mother dies in hit and run

Violence knows no boundaries or prejudice. When we come face to face with violence, it affects all of us equally. For some, it is because of the life choices they have made. For others, it is because of choices outside their control. Either way, violent acts affect everyone involved, and when you mix violence with cars, speed and anger, you have nothing short of disaster.

Driver killed, one injured in Midwest City motorcycle accident

Death is shocking enough, but death for an unknown reason is even more shocking. Police are investigating a motorcycle accident that claimed the life of one and injured another, in Midwest City, Oklahoma. What initially was reported as a single vehicle fatality, as it was unknown if other vehicles were involved in the crash.

Commuters beware semi-trucks on the highway

Each morning millions of American drivers leave their homes, and take to the road for their long commute to work. With the average commute one way being 25 minutes, it is likely that some of this drive time is spent on the highway, alongside fellow commuters. The hustle and bustle of highway travel is dangerous enough when shared with other busy drivers, but toss in a few 100-ton semi-trucks and the danger really increases.

Are alcohol related crashes on the rise?

We would all like to believe that some of the recent initiatives to reduce the occurrence of drunk driving are working. However, finding out the national average is still 30 deaths a day could make a person think they are not. As scary as that number sounds, it's nice to report that here in Oklahoma at least, alcohol related crashes are on the decline. Since 2012 the number of auto accidents attributed to alcohol have dropped by over 700. That is a lot of lives spared, money saved and damage avoided.

Pedestrian killed in Oklahoma hit and run accident

Whatever method of transportation you prefer, at one time or another, we are all pedestrians on Oklahoma's roads. We've all been in the situation of trying to cross the road on foot, wondering if the oncoming cars are paying attention. And those fears are well founded. We were already plagued with drunk drivers and bad drivers and then the advent of smartphones added a whole new breed of danger: distracted drivers. People feel as if a quick glance at the phone isn't enough to cause any damage, but all it takes is one second of inattention to turn a pedestrian into a victim.

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