Officials Hope to Reduce Oklahoma Car Accidents Through Infrastructure Improvements

by Staff

The risk of being involved in a car accident is a serious danger for the citizens of Oklahoma. In fact, estimates show there were a total of 70,669 crashes in the state during 2012 alone. The state is hoping to reduce the number of injuries and fatalities associated with Oklahoma Car Accidents by upgrading the infrastructure of several key locations on Oklahoma highways.

An article from the Tulsa World explains a total of six sections of Oklahoma roadways have been selected to have a cable barrier system installed. The system works to stop crashing vehicles by entangling and snaring the wreckage, rather than creating a wall like a guardrail system. Research has proven these systems effective in reducing auto accident fatalities and injuries.

The federal government will foot the $1.9 million price tag on the 30-mile project. Work is expected to be complete by the end of June.

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is also working to correct cracks that have formed in the US 77/Oklahoma 39 bridge that connects Purcell and Lexington.

The Oklahoma Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers are happy to see improvements being made to the state’s highways in order to improve safety and are hopeful to see more of these actions in the future.