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Report Says that Arizona Needs More Highway Safety Policies

According to a recent report from the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Arizona ranks as one of the worst states for highway safety policies.  The Vice President of governmental affairs for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety confirmed that seven… Read More

Fatal Wrong-Way Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving Prompt New Safety Measures on Arizona Highways

For over a decade, law officials from Arizona have been focused on reducing the number of fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers traveling the wrong direction on the states’ freeways. In Arizona, impaired drivers continue to pose a particularly… Read More

Jury Awards $47 Million to Victims' Families in Case Against ADOT

On Dec. 17, a Maricopa County jury awarded two families $47 million in a case against the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). The families had each lost a family member in a 2008 crash. On May 18, 2008, two women were traveling from Tucson to… Read More

AZ Strict DUI Laws Mean Drunk Driving Crackdown is Underway

In 2014, car accidents caused by drunk drivers accounted for nearly 32 percent of all traffic-related fatalities across the nation. In Arizona, 226 people died as a result of DUI car crashes last year, which accounted for 34 percent of all traffic deaths… Read More

Two Perish in Fiery Phoenix Bus Crash

A fatal bus accident claimed the lives of two Phoenix residents early Sunday morning. According to the Phoenix Police Department, the crash occurred near the intersection of Thomas Road and North 79th Avenue. Just before 7 a.m., a local transit bus came… Read More

Two Seriously Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on I-17

Two drivers were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash early Monday morning on interstate 17 in Phoenix. Around 12:30 a.m., the Arizona Department of Transportation began receiving calls that a vehicle was going south in the northbound lanes of the… Read More

Arizona Ranks Number Six on States with Worst Drivers List

A list of U.S. states with the worst drivers has been compiled by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA.) While you may think Arizona drivers are the best, you may be surprised to hear that Arizona ranked number six on the list. NHTSA… Read More

Traffic Fatalities in 2015 Have Increased Dramatically

In 2014, traffic fatalities dropped to an all-time low - the lowest number ever seen since record keeping first began in 1975. Unfortunately, this trend has not continued, as it is estimated that auto accidents and traffic fatalities have significantly… Read More

Do You Want Teens Driving Big Rigs in Your State?

The trucking industry is currently trying to pass a bill that would lower the commercial driving age to 18, allowing teenagers to operate 80,000-pound vehicles. However, many are opposed to the bill, stating it will lead to a sharp increase in truck… Read More

Preparing Your Car for Winter Weather

Its that time of year when temperatures drop and snow begins to fall. In fact, snow fell in Flagstaff, Arizona this past week, making it difficult for drivers to safely navigate wintertime roadways. To avoid dangers during the chilly months ahead, its… Read More

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