If you are a hunter or have hunters in your family, then you know that the rut is upon us. For the non-hunters out there, rutting season is mating season for deer. It is also the time of year when car accidents involving deer spike in Oklahoma and elsewhere.
Drunk driving accidents have been on the decline in recent years, thanks to safety campaigns and stricter laws. However, as the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office recently reported, young people are still the most likely demographic to be involved in a drunk driving accident.
Car accidents are very common in Oklahoma and the rest of the United States. Accidents that are minor in nature -- such as slight fender benders that result in little property damage and no injuries -- can usually be handled by working with the insurance companies directly.
Texting while driving is now illegal in Oklahoma, thanks to a law that went into effect on Nov. 1. According to reports, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has already issued close to 100 citations to drivers accused of violating the law, and that number will likely continue to rise.
We all know that texting and driving is dangerous, but now it is also illegal. On November 1, a new law went into effect in Oklahoma making it against the law to "manually compose, send or read an electronic text message while the motor vehicle is in motion."