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Oklahoma negligence laws and motorcycle accidents

The laws of physics make motorcycle riders in Oklahoma and across the country particularly vulnerable to the negligent behavior of other road users. While traveling on two wheels may be exhilarating and provide riders with a sense of adventure, motorcycles offer very little protection in a crash. Accident statistics reveal that motorcycle riders are 26 times more likely to be killed on the nation's roads than passenger vehicle occupants, and they are also suffer five times as many injuries per mile traveled.

Can technology be used to prevent distracted driving?

Oklahoma motorists might be interested in learning how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is attempting to combat the problem of distracted driving. The federal agency has proposed guidelines related to cellphone usage in an attempt to decrease the rate of drivers who use those devices while behind the wheel.