According to the latest statistics released by the Department of Public Safety officials report an increase in traffic fatalities for the month of May 2011.
In the state of Oklahoma, fatalities were up by six deaths in May with a total of 65, compared to the 59 that were totaled in May of 2010. There were 8 motorcyclists and 6 pedestrians who died in crashes, 5 alcohol related fatalities, and the highest daily fatality numbers were linked to Sundays with 14 deaths. There were a total of 5 deathless days in May.
Out of the 65 fatality victims, 56 were residents of Oklahoma and 9 were nonresidents. There were 40 males and 22 female victims and three deaths who’s genders were not reported.
Statistically, the highest number of fatality crashes were on City Streets with 17 deaths. There were 15 fatalities on State Highways and County Roads.
According to DPS statistics, 57% of those who died in traffic collisions were not wearing safety belts at the time of the crash.