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History of Falls Increases Accident Risk Among Older Drivers

According to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation, older drivers who have experienced one or more falling episodes are more likely to crash their vehicles, as opposed to motorists in the same age group who have not experienced a fall. Because… Read More

Motorcycle Thief Leads Phoenix Police on Two Hour Chase

On Tuesday, a man on a stolen motorcycle led police on a lengthy chase throughout Phoenix. The chase began at high speeds but quickly decelerated after the man realized that police were not chasing him, but rather they were following him in “surveillance… Read More

Girl Hit by Red Light Runner While Walking to School

In yet another incident of careless driving in Peoria, AZ, a 16 year-old girl was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light as she was walking to school Tuesday morning. The extent of the girl’s injuries are not known at this time; however, medical responders… Read More

Injuries Sustained After Wrong Way Accident on SR 347

Several motorists sustained injuries following a two-vehicle accident on State Route 347 near Maricopa on Friday. According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the accident was caused by a wrong way driver. Wrong way crashes have increasingly… Read More

Two Dead in El Mirage, AZ After Not Wearing Seat Belts

A one-vehicle rollover accident claimed the lives of two Arizona residents early yesterday morning in the Phoenix suburb of El Mirage. Local law enforcement officials have determined the victims were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. While… Read More

Driver Who Caused Fatal Accident on I-17 Charged with Second Degree Murder

A 33-year-old woman has been charged with second degree murder after causing a fatal motorcycle wreck on I-17 near Happy Valley Road Tuesday, Feb. 16. The victim, a 57-year-old man from Phoenix, was hit by Leith Monroe’s Dodge Stratus just after midnight.… Read More

Arizona, Entire U.S. Sees Spike in Traffic Fatalities

For almost fifteen years, the estimated number of fatal car accidents on our nation’s highways has been in a slow-but-steady decline. However, an announcement made last week by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that… Read More

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

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