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Back to School — The Importance of Driver Safety in School Zones

Posted on: September 20th, 2019

As the calendar turns from July  to August, Oklahoma students begin preparing to return to school. This is exciting ― especially for parents — but, sadly, with a new school year often comes a rise in school zone accidents. The safety of school-related transportation  has long been a serious problem in Oklahoma.  Indeed, last year,…

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Oklahoma Judge Orders Johnson & Johnson to Pay $572 Million in Opioid Settlement

Posted on: September 19th, 2019

Similar to many other states across the country, Oklahoma has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. On August 26th, 2019, a landmark verdict came down, holding the large drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson legally responsible for its role in causing the crisis. As reported by Tulsa World, Cleveland County District Judge Thad Balkman has…

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Oklahoma Sets Sights on Lowering Traffic Fatalities in 2019

Posted on: September 18th, 2019

The year 2019 is off to a great start in Oklahoma. According to initial reports from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSA), traffic fatalities have been lower than usual for the first part of 2019. At present, there have only been 177 auto crash fatalities statewide since the beginning of the year. If those numbers…

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