In recent years, there has been a steady push for increased automation in newly manufactured vehicles. Self-driving cars and those with advanced crash avoidance systems are flooding the market and promise to reduce motor vehicle accident rates. Insurance companies are not yet convinced.
It is every driver’s worst nightmare: You are headed down the road when you spot red lights flashing in your rearview mirror. You pull over and the officer asks you to get out of the vehicle. If you are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol, the officer will likely administer field sobriety tests. If you fail these, you will be placed under arrest and charged with a DUI.
In 2016, state voters approved a measure that reduced most drug possession offenses to misdemeanors and doubled the felony threshold for property crimes. Now that Governor Kevin Stitt has signed enabling legislation, that measure goes into effect.
A Tulsa County teenager under 18, whose name was not released, is the Sooner State’s first victim of a vaping-related pulmonary illness, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.