Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys
Teenage drivers in Oklahoma will be prohibited from talking or texting on a hand-held cell phone in non-emergency situations under a bill approved by the Oklahoma House. This bill is a step in the right direction to make illegal texting while driving, a driving error that causes thousands of deaths and serious injuries a year in the United States.
As experienced Oklahoma personal injury lawyers, we have seen the devastating consequences of negligent and inattentive driving. Despite the inherent difficulties in the enforcement of texting while driving legislation, this is an important issue that needed to be addressed by the Oklahoma legislature.
If you or someone you know has been involved in an auto accident involving a negligent, inattentive driver, please contact the lawyers of Nix Law Group for a free consultation.
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The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 28 percent of all car crashes - or 1.6 million per year - are caused by cell phone use, either talking or texting. So far 25 states have banned texting while driving. Oklahoma should follow suit and pass laws that will make it illegal to send an electronic message to a friend while behind the wheel of a car, truck or other motor vehicle in Oklahoma.
Today, May 15, 2010, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry vetoed House Joint Resolution 1054, a measure that would have allowed Oklahomans to opt out of the recent federal health care insurance reform legislation passed and not comply with new federal laws requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage to their employees. This veto will save the State of Oklahoma the unnecessary legal fees it would have incurred had the Oklahoma Legislature had its way and been permitted to retain and use state funds to pay attorneys to file a politically-motivated lawsuit against Congress to attempt to prevent the recently passed federal legislation from taking effect in Oklahoma.
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