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Mixing intoxicating substances behind the wheel

Drunk driving accidents are tragic in and of themselves. There are many accident victims across the state of Oklahoma who can attest to this statement. Now that the nation's views on marijuana have become more tolerant, one can safely assume that many motorists will partake of this substance as well. This leads to many questions such as what happens if people choose to mix alcohol and marijuana and then take to the road.

Dram shop liability for Oklahoma drunk driving accidents

Victims of drunk driving accidents face a myriad of emotional issues in addition to any physical injuries suffered. It is difficult to say just which emotional traumas are the most common because every person is unique and will respond to trauma in an individualized way.

New developments in a 2016 fatal drunk driving accident

In August of 2016, a young college student perished in a drunk driving accident near Asher, Oklahoma. The student, originally from Texas, died when he and the driver's seat were ejected from the automobile during the accident. In the accident, which occurred on Aug. 10, 2016, the defendant allegedly struck the victim's vehicle head-on.

How does Oklahoma rate in drunk driving accident prevention?

As you likely already know, MADD (Mothers' Against Drunk Driving) grades all of the United States in their efforts to prevent DUI and drunk driving accidents. The organization releases an annual report detailing how each state measures up. Below are the criteria used for the annual drunk driving prevention report.

Troubling data about drunk driving accident deaths in Oklahoma

Residents of Oklahoma already understand that drunk driving is a problem, not just here, but in all of the United States. Drivers that take the wheel while intoxicated pose a serious but preventable risk to everyone sharing the road. Unfortunately, the problem of drunk driving in Oklahoma may be worse than many believe as government facts about the situation reveal.

Oklahoma man leaves behind a family and a legacy

Nearly every day here in Oklahoma we pick up the newspaper or check out our news feed to see another article about someone killed in a car crash. After a while, the stories have less impact. We start to become numb to them; to the human beings who lived full lives and had families before they were snuffed out by a drunk driver.

How Evidence of Liability is Gathered in Drunk Driving Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents often incapacitate victims in addition to forcing them to foot huge hospital bills. Drunk driving has been documented as one of the main causes of road crashes. Rebuilding your life and recovering from the catastrophic injuries sustained is quite difficult. Insurance companies may also take time to process your compensation, a situation that adds to your pain and suffering all the more.

Car accidents can be caused by negligence

It's a stormy night and you just made a right turn and out of nowhere an oncoming SUV merged into your lane and t-boned your car. The driver expresses her regret but says she will not pay for damages since her vision was blocked by the terrible monsoon and the traffic lights were currently not working.

Could 2018 bring stronger drinks and more drunk driving?

Oklahoma is not unlike other states in its punishment of drunk driving. What does actually set Oklahoma apart from the majority of the US is the ban on full-strength beers and wines in Oklahoma's convenience and grocery stores. Currently, no beer higher than 3.2 percent alcohol content can be sold on the shelves of such stores and sale is reserved for liquor stores and other highly regulated stores that open Monday through Saturday.

New law to make drunk drivers face full consequences

Generally speaking, repeat DUI offenders face more serious charges as their behavior continues. This is done in hopes that the threat of a felony criminal record and jail time will deter individuals from continuing to break the law. However, if the threat of more serious consequences is not upheld, what is to stop an individual from continuing their unlawful behavior? It is this exact question that may have led Oklahoma officials to question the record-keeping of many of the state's municipalities.

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