Last year, the Oklahoma State legislature passed a new law aimed at increasing penalties for several serious traffic offenses. Aaron's Law is named after Aaron Zentz, a 17 year old from Yukon, Oklahoma. He was killed in 2009 from injuries sustained in an automobile collision when a woman ran a stoplight and struck the car Aaron was driving.
To many Oklahomans, understanding the Department of Public Safety Points system is like understanding the IRS Federal Tax Code. For those who live outside Oklahoma or are new to Oklahoma, it is even more confusing. This blog breaks down the basics of the Point System, allowing you to better understand your situation and know what steps to take, should you ever receive a traffic citation.
We have all had that sinking feeling when you look in your rear view mirror and see flashing lights...just the thing to take a good day and send it down the drain. Most of the time a traffic ticket is a mere inconvenience and a chance to tell your friends later that "everyone else was speeding too!" But sometimes, depending on the charge, a ticket can cause real trouble. Your insurance rates could go up and points may be added to your driving record, bringing you closer to more serious consequences like losing your drivers license.