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June 2017 Archives

Nearly 80 percent of drivers engage in road rage

Nearly 80 percent of drivers in Oklahoma and across the U.S. have engaged in some form of road rage during the previous 12 months, if the data revealed by a 2016 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety continues to hold form. Worse, 4 percent of drivers have gotten out of their car to confront another driver, and 3 percent purposely hit another vehicle.

The process of gaining custody of a sibling

If circumstances warrant, a person may ask for custody of a sibling. However, an Oklahoma court will need to make sure that whoever makes the request is financially able to support the sibling and mature enough to do so as well. Sibling custody battles may also be difficult in the event that the child's parent is still alive. In some cases, a parent may voluntarily relinquish custody, which may eliminate the need for a battle.

Facing DUI or DWI? Don't get run over by the system

After working hard all day, you may have stopped to have a couple of drinks with your buddies. On the way home, you heard the sirens before you saw the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. After talking to the officer, you found yourself taking field sobriety tests and breathing into a breath-testing machine.

Driver fatality rates for different types of vehicles

Oklahoma drivers might be less safe in passenger cars than other vehicles. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has conducted a study of vehicle safety and found that drivers of minivans, pickups and SUVs may be safer than drivers of passenger cars. The study looked at driver fatalities per 1 million registered vehicles and found that the average number of driver fatalities for all types of passenger vehicles was 30. The rate for passenger cars was 39. Minivans had 19 while for SUVs the number was 21. For pickups, it was 26.

The advantages of nesting for the children in a divorce

Divorced parents in Oklahoma may be interested in nesting, a relatively new concept to emerge in co-parenting plans. This arrangement flips around the usual concept of co-parenting. In nesting, the parents are the ones who relocate in and out of the home while the kids remain in a stable and familiar environment.