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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

High Speed Limits Causing More Fatal Accidents

In a new study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), rising speed limits have been tied to 33,000 deaths during the last twenty years. An additional 1,900 fatalities occurred in 2013 alone, cancelling out the amount of lives saved by frontal… Read More

Premises Liability: Accidents in Swimming Pools

In children ages one to four, drowning is the number one cause of death in injury-related cases. Swimming pools pose the highest risk for submersion injuries among these children. When accidents take place in a public, private, or personal swimming pool,… Read More

Two Overnight Crashes Lead to One Death and Several Injuries

One person is dead and four others were injured in two separate overnight accidents in Phoenix on June 9. Officials are still investigating an early morning head-on accident reported at 29th Avenue and Union Hills Drive. Three people were taken to the… Read More

Dangers of Meatpacking Industry Employment

Although injuries have diminished in the meat and poultry field, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that safety dangers are more insidious than they appear and workers are at great risk of serious injuries. Congressional Democrats requested… Read More

Summer Heat Can Contribute to Tire Failure

The Phoenix area is already experiencing excessive heat with record-breaking temperatures expected over the weekend. AAA Arizona has reminded drivers to check their vehicle's fluids before each trip to avoid the possibility of a breakdown during a hot… Read More

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