When you think of getting into a car accident in Oklahoma, the last thing on your mind is if the state authorities have ensured, through the taxes that you pay, that you are safe and sound road-wise. There is an Asset Preservation and Construction Work Plan that you can access on the Oklahoma Transportation Department website. It is dedicated to the daily maintenance of the transportation system in this state in a way that enhances the public that is travelling statewide.
It really is the first line of defense for the driving public. The work plan gives the state the ability to give you, the public, everything from maintenance such as snow and ice removal to the emergency bridge and pavement repairs that are necessary to safe driving. Other things, such as repairs that are routine and regular, are also funded. Scheduled replacement of traffics signs and signals, new striping on the roadways and resurfacing of the highways and bridges, are all addressed in this report.
There is also an Asset Preservation Plan that the state of Oklahoma has adopted. This will see that heavier repairs are made to the roadways of this state. This will maximize the usage level that the highways will have in the future.
Of course, there are always those incidents that you encounter that turn a nightmare into reality. You are driving defensively, stopping at all the signs and lights and doing exactly what needs to be done by the state of Oklahoma in order to be safe. Another vehicle hits your car and, through no fault of your own, you are injured and your car is totaled.
What happens next? What do you do? It is vital to know your rights in the event of such a misfortune.
Source: Oklahoma Department of Transportation, "Fiscal & Organizational Strategy," accessed Nov. 30, 2015