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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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Arizona Considers Bill to Allow Motorcycle Lane Splitting

Lane splitting is the controversial practice of legally allowing motorcycles to ride between lanes of traffic. According to the Wall Street Journal, this practice is currently only allowed in California, but other states are considering allowing lane splitting. Arizona is now joining the debate as well. If you have been involved in a motorcycle accident...

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Wrong-Way Crashes Are a Fatal Problem for Phoenix Drivers

Arizona has seen a recent uptick in wrong-way collisions. This alarming trend has caused an increasing number of fatalities to Phoenix drivers. Salon.com reports that Arizona only had seven wrong-way crashes in 2014 and two in 2015. Yet so far this year, there have already been 14, and 2017 is not yet over. Learn more...

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Drivers Can Still Be Negligent While Using a Smartphone "Do Not Disturb" Feature

Arizonans are not immune to the dangers of distracted driving. The roads of Phoenix experience countless accidents every day, and distracted driving is responsible for a substantial number of injuries and fatalities.  Navigation and entertainments systems in vehicles, as well as the ubiquitous smartphone, provide ample temptation for drivers to divert their attention from the...

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