McIntyre Law is excited to see alcohol-related accidents continue a two year downward trend.
Oklahoma City (PRWEB) December 30, 2015
DUI, or driving under the influence, continues to be a problem statewide—and nationwide. But, the good news is that it’s become a little less problematic in the past year. McIntyre Law PC has released its sixth annual DUI Report, which is a summary of recent trends and statistics for DUI accidents in Oklahoma.
Based on research gathered from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and the U.S. Census, McIntyre Law has determined that the number of fatalities from alcohol-related accidents decreased by 9 percent in 2014. This is not as dramatic a decrease as in 2013, at which time the number of alcohol-related fatalities was down 27% from 2012. However, it is still encouraging that the number continues to trend downward.
Where do the most Oklahoma DUI crashes happen? Between 2006 and 2014, there were the most alcohol-related fatalities in Tulsa and Oklahoma counties — more than 76 fatalities in each. Cleveland and Comanche counties had the next-highest concentration of alcohol-related fatalities.
However, this does not mean that the problem is limited to those counties. On the contrary, Cimarron, Dewey and Seminole counties each saw increases of more than 20 fatalities between those years. In fact, Cimarron county had the greatest number of fatalities relative to its population in the past several years.
For more information on Oklahoma DUI statistics, please see the entire McIntyre Law 2014 DUI report. As well, visit our resources page for more on distracted driving, teen driving, drowsy driving, motorcycle accident resources and helmet laws, what to do if you’ve been a victim of a dog bite attack, and oil field accidents and injuries. We can also be reached at (877) 917-5250 or http://www.oklahoma-law.com/.