Parents may feel powerless to fully protect their children from dangers on Oklahoma roads. The statistics behind the sizable premium hike when placing a teen on the family insurance policy paint a bleak picture. In 2010, car wrecks claimed the lives of nearly as many individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 than the combined total of the next two causes of unintentional injury. A number of changes have taken place to reduce the risk of teenage car accidents, but insurance discounts may offer parents a means of reducing risk further.
A recent accident in Oklahoma demonstrates why drivers need to be more aware of the presence of motorcycles on the road. A woman operating a motorcycle was riding westerly as a Toyota Sequoia was following closely behind. Apparently, the driver of the car then checked on his children in the backseat of the car and while doing so consequently ran into the back of the motorcycle with his vehicle.