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Two Teens Seriously Hurt After Car Crashes into Power Pole

Two people were injured in an accident early Friday morning when a 19-year-old driver crashed a car carrying four passengers into a power pole at the 29th Street and Beverly Lane intersection. The driver may have been drinking alcohol before the crash… Read More

Adolescent Concussion Rates Doubled from 2007 to 2014

Concussion diagnoses among adolescents doubled between 2007 and 2014, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Researchers analyzed the health insurance claims of nearly nine million Americans and found… Read More

Arizona Has Seven of the Twenty Best Cities for Drivers

Seven of the top 20 best cities for drivers are right here in Arizona, according to a new study conducted by WalletHub. The study ranked seven Arizona cities in the top 15 for traffic conditions and infrastructure quality, while two cities, Chandler and… Read More

Police Issue Safety Tips After Pokémon Go Car Accident

Within the first week the game has been available, several accidents involving Pokemon Go have pushed police to issue safety tips to drivers and pedestrians. The police department in Auburn, New York issued safety guidelines after a 28-year-old man crashed… Read More

Phoenix Restaurant Owes Employees $70,772 in Overtime

The U.S. Department of Labor discovered that Wally’s American Pub and Grille broke the law by not paying workers more than $70,000 in overtime wages. In addition to paying back the lost wages, Wally's is required to pay a $2,805 civil penalty and an equal… Read More

Phoenix Drivers Get High Marks in Allstate Report

Phoenix received high marks in Allstate’s 12th annual “America’s Best Drivers Report,” released last month. The report ranks 200 of America’s largest cities based on their frequency of car accidents. Phoenix ranked number 70 overall and number one in… Read More

New Tests Show Takata Airbags More Dangerous Than Regulators Thought

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a new round of tests and found that Takata airbags are much more dangerous than previously thought. The NHTSA issued an urgent warning to owners of Honda and Acura vehicles model-year 2001-2003… Read More

VW Agrees to Settle Emissions Claims for $10.2 Billion

Volkswagen has agreed to a $10.2 billion payout in its emissions scandal case, one of the largest payouts by an automaker in the United States. The settlement is the result of VW's admission that it was using software in its vehicles that cheated to get… Read More

A Driver's "Sixth Sense" is Impaired when Texting

Texting behind the wheel has been shown to impact the manual, visual, and cognitive functions of a driver. Now, a new study theorizes that this distraction could also impair a driver’s so-called sixth sense; their ability to quickly adapt when facing… Read More

Wrong Way Crash on I-10 Causes Three Deaths

Three people were fatally injured in a head-on, wrong way crash on Interstate 10 near Tonopah on Friday, June 17. According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), two women and one man died during the accident while another person was rushed to the… Read More

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