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Agency: Highway debris increases risk of crashes in Oklahoma


February 25, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — More accidents are being caused by road debris as traffic volume in Oklahoma City increases, a state agency spokeswoman said.

Traffic volume increased in the city by 35 to 40 percent over the last two decades, Oklahoma Department of Transportation spokeswoman Terri Angier told The Oklahoman .

"Even a piece of paper or cardboard can startle someone and cause them to swerve," Angier said. "That's a major concern for us. It's not just that it's unsightly."

According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, between 2014 and 2016, debris was a contributing factor in 570 cras...

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