Tulsa area car crashes number more at Thanksgiving than Christmas according to Oklahoma DOT
11:54 AM, Nov 26, 2014
6:40 PM, Nov 26, 2014
TULSA - In the last three years there have been more car accidents in the Tulsa area during the week of Thanksgiving than the week of Christmas, according to Oklahoma Department of Transportation data.
ODOT's Collision Analysis and Safety Branch prepared the data for 2NEWS.
We asked for the number of accidents, locations, day of the week, time of day, street conditions and type of vehicle for 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In all three years, the most accidents happened in the city of Tulsa followed by Broken Arrow. And Thanksgiving week saw more accidents than did the week of Christmas.
ACCIDENTS IN 2011
Tulsa - 158 (Thanksgiving week) and 146 (Christmas week)
Broken Arrow - 21 (Thanksgiving week) and 11 (Christmas week)
ACCIDENTS IN 2012
Tulsa - 168 (Thanksgiving week) and 143 (Christmas week)
Broken Arrow - 25 (Thanksgiving week) and 22 (Christmas week)
ACCIDENTS IN 2013
Tulsa - 150 (Thanksgiving week) and 137 (Christmas week)
Broken Arrow - 23 (Thanksgiving week) and 21 (Christmas week)
During Thanksgiving week in 2013, nearly a quarter of all wrecks happened on Tuesday. Wednesday had the second most followed by Black Friday.