Unfortunately, things sometimes take a turn for the extremely tragic out on Oklahoma's roads. Specifically, sometimes, auto accidents occur in the state which cause losses of life.
Sometimes, fatal Oklahoma auto accidents come about through negligent behavior by drivers. Holding negligent individuals financial accountable for their actions when their actions result in the death of others is one of the things wrongful death lawsuits are sometimes able to assist with. Thus, in some situations, wrongful death lawsuits may be able to be a help to families of individuals killed in Oklahoma motor vehicle accidents.
A recent report indicates that Oklahoma does not compare terribly well to other states when it comes to the occurrence of fatal traffic accidents.
The report was from Truthfinder and it was aimed at determining which states have the worst driving records. In ranking the states when it comes to driving record, the report looked at how the states ranked (based on federal traffic accident data) when it came to multiple different things, including driving-related deaths and speeding-related deaths.
The report found that, for both driving-related deaths and speeding-related deaths, Oklahoma ranked among the 10 worst states. It ranked 8th worst for speeding-related deaths and 6th worst for driving-related deaths.
In the report's overall rankings for worst driving record, Oklahoma also did poorly. The report determined that Oklahoma has the 5th worst driving record in the country.
How safe of a place do you think Oklahoma is to drive? Do you think the state's roads are (as the report seems to indicate) deadlier than the roads of most other states? Are there any traffic safety problems that you think are particularly prevalent among Oklahoma drivers? Are there certain things that you think other states do better than Oklahoma when it comes to preventing fatal auto accidents?
Source: Tulsa World, "Just how bad are Oklahoma drivers? Not good.," May 3, 2015