Oklahoma Car Accident News Blog
According to Auto Rental News, there were approximately 2,186,700 rental cars in service during 2017 and there are over 19,000 rental locations across the country. Chances are you’ve used a rental car in the last few years, whether for travel or during your vehicle’s maintenance.
So what should you do if you get in an accident in a rental car? Read the rest »
With the widespread use of GPS navigation systems, it’s no surprise that they sometimes cause accidents.
GPS is available in the form of a standalone portable device, as an app on most smartphones, and as a standard feature installed in new vehicles. People are gradually becoming more dependent on navigation systems, and “blindly” following the directions may lead to major problems. Read the rest »
Between 2006 and 2016, there were roughly 221,000 to 228,000 automobile repair and maintenance businesses in the United States. People have an ongoing need to look after their cars, and thankfully, the vast majority of auto repairs are completed without any problems.
But situations do arise where a repair was misdiagnosed, done incorrectly, or used the wrong materials. Let’s look at examples of negligent repairs and address when negligent work can lead to an accident and liability on the part of the mechanic. Read the rest »
In recent years, there have been more options in the hybrid and electric vehicle market. These vehicles are touted as more environmentally friendly, and obviously reduce our dependence on oil.
Since 2007, there have been over 3.6 million such vehicles sold in the U.S. There are dozens of “pros and cons” that can be debated when evaluating electric vehicles, but one potential consideration is how these new vehicles compare to gas-powered vehicles in accident safety. Read the rest »
There is certainly a much greater emphasis on motor vehicle safety nowadays compared to what existed 50 years ago.
This concern is justified, as vehicle accidents are the top cause of death for those in the U.S. under the age of 30. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that Oklahoma endured 5,800 fatalities over a recent nine-year period. In 2012, the national rate of motor vehicle deaths per 100,000 people was 7.0—but Oklahoma’s rate was 14.3. Read the rest »
The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation has reported that statewide, there were 10,169 car thefts in 2015. In Tulsa, there has been a recent wave of auto thefts. These thieves seem to work in small groups, moving through residential neighborhoods after dark. In addition, the thieves use garage door openers from the vehicles with attached garages to access homes, searching for valuables. With more surveillance cameras now in use, many of the thefts can be seen on tape. Read the rest »
This is the second of a two-part series on The Shady Side of Rideshare, which looks at safety concerns associated with Lyft and Uber. In our last post, we looked at driver safety in the rideshare industry; in this segment, we transition to passenger safety.
Although our focus is on the physical safety of passengers, recently, Uber announced that passenger and driver data had been breached in 2016! The company CEO explained that hackers accessed personal customer data and license numbers of drivers. Read the rest »
A basic Internet search will reveal dozens of “horror stories” in the rideshare industry that extend beyond vehicle accidents.
This should come as no surprise. When you allow a stranger into your vehicle, you never know what will happen. Since the focus tends to be on passenger safety, many people overlook driver safety. Read the rest »
Nissan has revealed a new technology.
The sweat-sensing car seat (known as Soak) can, according to Nissan, assist with vehicle accident prevention. The seat has the ability to analyze a driver’s perspiration to detect high salt levels, which may be an indicator of dehydration. Research conducted by the European Hydration Institute and Loughborough University suggests that dehydrated drivers are as “error-prone” as those who have been drinking alcohol. Read the rest »
A fatal motorcycle crash was recently reported in Oklahoma City. A 48-year-old man was driving a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on I-235 approaching a construction work zone. He apparently slowed down and was hit in the rear by a Chevrolet. The man, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene. Investigators are still reviewing the details of the collision. Read the rest »
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