Fewer Road Fatalities Reported in Oklahoma Last Month

October 12, 2011

There were fewer highway fatalities in September than there were during the same month last year.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety reports there were 46 fatal accidents last month, a decrease of 11 from September 2010.

Of the fatal accidents, nine of those who died were motorcyclists. Officials say the highest daily fatality numbers include 12 deaths on Fridays and 10 on Sundays.

Troopers believe four of the fatality crashes were alcohol-related.

Other statistics show the highest number of fatality crashes – 16- occurred on state highways, while 13 were on county roads.

Forty-five percent of those who died in traffic collisions weren’t wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.

There were eight days in the month of September in which no fatalities occurred.

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