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Tulsa, OK 74103
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Main Cause of Fatal Accidents in Tulsa, OK
In a June 7, 2013 article written by Bill Sherman, and published in the Tulsa World newspaper, Mr. Sherman writes that “texting now tops drinking in teen fatal car crashes.”
It is a well-known fact that teenagers have a plethora of distractions while driving, including talking and dialing numbers on their cell phones, and now we can, unfortunately, add another distraction to the long list…texting while driving.
According to news reports, texting while driving tops the list for car crashes resulting in fatalities. While it may be true that teenagers are guilty of this distraction, driving around Tulsa on any given day will provide you with plenty of evidence that full-fledged adults are also guilty of this dangerous and deadly practice.
It is heart wrenching to think that one split second of glancing at a phone, can create such havoc and tragedy for so many people; however, one report indicates that over 3,000 teenagers are killed each year as a result of cell phone usage as opposed to 2,700 fatalities in drunk-driving crashes.
We Must Educate Our Teenagers Regarding the Risks of Texting While Driving
Both parents and educators need to spend more time in helping teenagers understand the risks they are taking when they text and drive, and the lasting impact it can have on their lives, if they survive the car crash, and the lives of others that may be killed as a result of their carelessness.
Compensation for injuries, or even worse, a fatality, will never replace your loss, but it can assist you with regaining control of your life, or the lives of your loved ones. If you have received injuries, or have lost a loved one due to the carelessness, or neglect of another driver, contact Impact Law firm in Tulsa, OK today for a free consultation to determine your compensation options.