Hot weather is persisting in Arizona and that means more pool parties—that’s why it’s important to pay attention to swimming safety tips. Parents just like you will be navigating the shift from having kids in school full time to having kids in the pool full time, and there’s nothing wrong with doing a little reconnaissance to make sure you remember how to keep your children safe, how to keep your mind at ease, and what to do when things don’t go exactly as planned. And if you’re going to be out swimming a lot, here are some of the best things you can do to keep your family safe.
- Know the temperature of the water you and your children are swimming in. No matter what time of year it is, there are some bodies of water, even swimming pools, that remain relatively cool, and in the mountains, very cold. Swimming in cold water can be difficult, especially when fatigued, and this can lead to a dangerous situation. Read the rest »
When you’re driving down the road, you don’t expect to be involved in an Arizona wrong way car crash, but the truth of the matter is that these accidents are becoming more and more common as the months roll by. In fact, officials from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and from local and state law enforcement are coming together to discuss ways to reduce occurrences of wrong way collisions.
The problem with these accidents is that they are difficult to prevent and transportation officials have already indicated that there are no protocols in place in the state to deal with these incidents or to prevent them. These accidents are more dangerous than some other types of accidents because they typically lead to a head-on impact. Head-on collisions often lead to serious head injuries for the victims, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), broken bones, internal injuries, and possibly, death. Read the rest »
If you’re a motorist, then you already know that an Arizona car crash can be tragic, frustrating, devastating, annoying, and take a toll on your life in both the short and long term. But what you may not realize is that it is just as easy to stay out of a bad situation, or get out of a bad situation, as it is to get yourself into one. That’s why it’s important to take the time to learn the different ways in which you can take care of yourself on the road and in your car. Some of these tips may seem a little obvious, but complacency can be a problem for all drivers and you should always check yourself before you wreck…your car. Read the rest »
Arizona auto insurance, like many other things surrounding driver safety and possible accidents on the freeways and other streets, is shrouded in mystery for most people. After all, you know that you’re supposed to have insurance, but do you really know what the limits mean, what minimums you’re supposed to have, and how that can impact you, your recovery and your finances in the event that you are involved in an accident? Unless you are an insurance agent, or you’ve had the unfortunate experience of learning first-hand what your insurance policy can and cannot do for you in the event of a collision, you likely need to learn these top four things in order to protect yourself. Read the rest »
For years, Phoenix traffic accidents have been called some of the worst in Arizona. Unfortunately, some collisions in Phoenix are being hailed as the worst in the country, and most Arizona residents don’t even know it. For years State Farm Insurance has published its own list of the 10 worst intersections for drivers in the United States, and two intersections in Phoenix made the list. The intersection at Bell Road and 7th Street (at 4th on the list), and the intersection and Northern Avenue and 19th Avenue (at 7th on the list) are on the list, and the intersection at Greenway and 32nd Street, though not on the list, has also been identified by the group as a serious hazard zone. But what can you do with this information? While you could avoid these areas, that’s not always the answer, or an answer that works. Here are some better ways to protect yourself when traveling in the more dangerous areas of Phoenix. Read the rest »
There’s no doubt about it: kids are going to get hurt, they’re going to take chances, and they’re going to make decisions that you wish they wouldn’t, including ones that lead to a Scottsdale child bicycle crash. But the fact of the matter is that children aren’t always the ones responsible for these collisions, and neither are drivers on the road. Dozens of misconceptions surrounding these types of incidents work together to cause those involved more grief over the short and long term aftermath of these accidents than is necessary. As a parent, it’s your right and your responsibility to educate yourself about incidents involving child cyclists on the roads of Scottsdale so you know what you’re up against in recovery. Read the rest »
It’s nearing the end of summer, though the weather outside makes it feel like it just started. And you know what that means. It means that your kids, and all the kids in your neighborhood, are going to jump into the pool every chance they get, at least until fall comes around. If you’re a safety savvy parent, then you know that this means it’s time to review the ways your kids can keep the rest of summer fun while staying safe. After all, you never know what types of accidents can come along, and you’ve got to be prepared to be the adult in the situation every time, even if it makes you uncool. Here are some of the best ways that you can keep things fun, exciting, and safe for the remainder of the summer. Read the rest »
The weather is pleasantly warm and that means two things: more bicycles on the road and more Fountain Hills bicycle crashes. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, just getting started, or you’re a motorist, you have to understand the many nuances that come with traveling on a bicycle, how accidents happen, and what you can do to avoid them all together. Here are some of the top things you should know to help you avoid these unnecessary incidents on the road.
- Bicycles have as much right to the road as other vehicles. Many drivers forget that bicycles are also vehicles and that there are laws that grant them certain rights motorists must respect.
- Cyclists do not have the rule of the road. Sometimes cyclists forget that they have to follow certain laws which pertain only to them, in addition to vehicle laws. Some of these laws include making sure that you signal before moving out into traffic and using the lanes of traffic appropriately. Read the rest »
It’s nearing the end of summer, and you know what that means: you will spend as much time outside as possible. Likely, you don’t want to spend your time thinking about whether or not you could possibly be involved in a collision with a vehicle. And you shouldn’t have to spend your entire summer concerned about this topic. However, it’s important to consider the topic and all of the ways you can avoid these incidents before you start heading out for your daily runs and walks around the neighborhood. It’s easy to take care of yourself and avoid having to wonder whether you’ll be safe every time you head out of your home and worry what will happen if you are involved in an accident. Some of the best ways you can protect yourself when you’re out walking around Cave Creek this summer include: Read the rest »
Every Yuma County car crash has the potential to injure the people who are involved. That is no secret. But accidents are about more than just the injuries that have the potential to occur. These accidents have causes and involve multiple individuals and multiple types of travelers. If you want to avoid being involved an accident, here are some of the top things you should know.
- The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports nearly 2,700 car crashes in Yuma County each year. This may seem like a small number but for this small county, the risk is high.
- More than 1,300 injuries are reported in the county as a result of collisions, and these injuries happen to children, adults, and the elderly. Read the rest »