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More Than 1,600 Wrong-Way Incidents Reported in Arizona

There have been more than 1,600 incidents of drivers traveling in the wrong lane reported to Arizona law enforcement officials in 2016, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (ADPS). Of the 1,600 reported incidents of wrong-way driving,… Read More

Drowsy Driving Increases Accident Risks

A report released by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has found that drivers who sleep less than the recommended seven hours a night greatly increase their risk of being in a car accident. The findings are a cause for concern as traffic fatalities have… Read More

Arizona Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 10 Worst Drivers

Arizona has tied with Alabama as having the eighth worst drivers in the U.S., according to an annual study conducted by carinsurancecomparison.com. The study uses data collected from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety… Read More

Arizona Law Enforcement Launches Holiday DUI Enforcement

Arizona law enforcement officials have launched annual holiday DUI enforcement and sober designated driver campaigns in an effort to reduce impaired driving during the holiday season. Federal, state and local officials have teamed up for heightened enforcement… Read More

NHTSA Guidelines Target Cellphone Distracted Driving

A new set of guidelines has been released to prevent cellphone use and other forms of distracted driving by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). With the holiday season underway, millions of… Read More

Increased Travel Expected for Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, more Arizonans will be traveling than last year for the holiday, according to AAA. With additional traffic on the roads, more caution is necessary to prevent auto accidents. Approximately 19 million Americans will be hitting… Read More

How to Determine Who is at Fault in a Car Accident

Determining who is responsible for a car accident may not be as simple as it seems. While it is necessary to discover who is at fault, your word is often not enough to convince insurance companies to provide the necessary amount of coverage for your claim. When… Read More

Sections of Interstate 17 Close after Major Accidents

A pile-up crash involving 24 vehicles forced a portion of Interstate 17 to close on Sunday afternoon after a cattle hauler crashed into incoming traffic. A motorcycle accident earlier that day also closed portions of the highway. The driver of the semi-truck… Read More

Two Die in Possible Street Racing Crash Early Monday Morning

Two people died and another is in critical condition after an early Monday morning crash that may have involved street racing. The crash happened at 4 a.m. on Central Avenue near Butler Drive. The driver of one car lost control and crashed into a tree… Read More

Survey: Drivers Who Are Distracted Still Consider Themselves Safe Drivers

Distracted driving has become a growing threat to driver safety, as there was an 8.8 percent increase in fatal accidents related to distracted driving from 2014 to 2015, according to data released last month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration… Read More

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