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Hidden Risks Associated with Automobile Safety Technology

Numerous new and improved safety features continue to be added to new automobiles. Many of these features now come standard in recent makes and models. However, drivers need to be aware of limitations associated with this technology for the safety of themselves and everyone on the road.  Such hidden risks became instantly apparent when a self-driving Uber accident killed a...

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Debunking the Distracted Walking Myth in Phoenix

Since 2013, Arizona has seen a rising trend in pedestrian deaths, according to azcentral.com. In 2017, approximately 230 pedestrians were fatally struck statewide. At the time the article was written, 2018 has already seen 111 pedestrian deaths statewide.  A 2017 study by George Washington University’s Center for Real Estate and Urban Analysis (CREUA) ranked Phoenix at No. 29...

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Crashes Caused by Phoenix Drivers Who Run Red Lights

As recently reported by The Drive, drivers who run red lights are responsible for an increasing number of deaths across the country. Analysis by four traffic safety advocacy groups found that fatal car accidents caused by negligent drivers who failed to stop for traffic signals rose by a stunning 17 percent between 2012 and 2016....

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Lowering Phoenix Truck Accident Rate Requires Carriers on Board With Safety Solutions

Large trucks are involved in more than 10,000 total Arizona crashes annually, accounting for nearly 90 deaths and thousands of injuries (most caused by semi-trucks and other truck combinations). That's according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. One of the ways the auto industry at large has combated this issue is by investing in anti-crash...

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Hands-Free Devices Distract Phoenix Drivers

Distracted driving has long been an important public safety concern for Phoenix road users. Distractions come in many different forms. Unfortunately, many drivers still do not understand which devices actually divert their attention from the road.  Arizona lawmakers recently passed Senate Bill 1261, which bans texting and driving and imposes fines between $25 and $99...

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Self Driving Car Liability in Death of Phoenix Pedestrian

The recent Tempe traffic accident between a self-driving Uber vehicle and pedestrian has received international media coverage and raised important safety questions about the advent of autonomous driving technologies. The bicyclist’s death has sparked many investigations by local, state and federal traffic authorities. Investigators have not yet determined what factors caused the tragic accident. When...

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Will Lane-Splitting Improve Motorcycle Safety in Arizona?

ABC15 reports two bills have been introduced in the Arizona legislature this year that would legalize motorcycle lane sharing. One measure would require lane-splitting riders to wear a helmet, while the other would not. A measure that died last year without becoming law would have required helmets for all riders. Arizona's helmet law currently requires...

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Avoiding Tractor-Trailer Collisions in Phoenix

When it comes to highway safety, an Arizona injury lawyer knows there are few things more important than avoiding accidents with tractor-trailers. Arizona is crisscrossed by a number of major highways, including I-10, I-8 and I-17, and spring is the height of tourism and baseball spring-training season. The Arizona Department of Transportation reported more than...

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New Arizona Law Bans Teen Drivers From Using Cell Phones

Research has established that new teen drivers have higher accident rates compared to more experienced motorists. Different states have tackled this problem with a wide variety of legislation. Many have adopted graduated licensing programs, which restrict the number of passengers a teen driver may transport or the hours they may drive. The Arizona state legislature...

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