Tempe pedestrian accidents do not have to happen, and although many motorists tend to blame crashes on pedestrians, the truth is that drivers cause the majority of pedestrian accidents. That means that if you are a pedestrian, you should make every possible effort to keep yourself safe. And in order to do that you not only need to make sure that you follow the rules of the road, but that you also know how to identify unsafe motorists so that you can avoid them. Here are some of the easiest ways to identify poor drivers and get to a safer place. Read the rest »
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You’re an adult, and you know that doing stupid things in the pool can lead to Lake Havasu City drowning accidents, but if you’re like most adults, then you probably think that drowning accidents are just for kids. The truth is that many adults sustain serious injuries and die from swimming accidents every year. In fact, the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS) reports that 50 or more adults are seen in the emergency room each year throughout the state for drowning injuries. You don’t have to be one of them. You can protect yourself from injuries sustained in an underwater accident by following these tips. Read the rest »
If you were involved in a Coolidge motorcycle accident, what would you do? Would you call the insurance company and rely on them to take care of you? Let the doctors tell you everything to do and just go with it? Change your life and even move out of your home so that you could afford the costs of your recovery? None of these sound like very good options, and yet, many motorcycle riders who are involved in collisions think that things have to be this way.
Instead of just being a doormat after you’ve been struck by a motorist on the roads of Coolidge, we suggest that you become proactive and make your recovery your primary focus. Being involved in every aspect of your recovery can help you make it all the way through to the finish, and back to your life, much sooner than you ever thought possible. Here are some of the easiest aspects of your recovery that you can take control of right now to make your life, and your recovery, much easier to bear. Read the rest »
The truth is that all Arizona bicycle riders make mistakes because like everyone else, cyclists are just people. But the fact of the matter is that when you look at certain cyclists on the road, you just know that they’ve never been at risk for an accident involving a motor vehicle, and if you’re a cyclist, or you know one, then you want to know what they know. And that’s why we’ve put together a list of the top five mistakes we don’t typically see the best, and least likely to be involved in a collision, cyclists make on the streets of Arizona. Check them out and weigh them against the mistakes and decisions you make when you’re out riding to see if you can make a change to make yourself a little safer. Read the rest »
Every Avondale drunk driving accident that happens is a tragedy, and if you or someone you know has been involved in one of these incidents, you’ll stop at nothing to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. Aside from abstaining from drunk driving, you may not know what you can do to prevent drunk driving accidents. Most likely, you’ve formulated a plan for what you’re going to do if you encounter a drunk driver, though, unless you’ve been reading this article, you’ve probably got a few things wrong or missing from your plan all together. Here are some things you should consider before you launch your next plan to protect yourself from drunk drivers. Read the rest »
Yuma pedestrian accidents are becoming more and more common as time goes by, and the statistics for those being injured in crashes throughout the city and throughout the state of Arizona are becoming increasingly alarming. Around 10 people die in the total collisions that happen in Yuma each year and more than 915 are injured in addition, according to reports from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). And while these may represent all accidents, statewide pedestrian collision statistics are even more telling. Data indicates that more than nearly 160 pedestrians are killed and nearly 1,360 additional pedestrians are injured throughout the state each year in collisions with vehicles. Although these accidents, and the associated injuries and deaths, are on the rise and becoming more common, no victim feels that their accident in common. Read the rest »
When you have an Arizona teen driver living in your household, it’s easy to get caught up in setting your own rules about when, how, where and with whom they can drive. And while every family needs to set their own rules for driving safety, it’s also important for parents to recognize that there are state laws that pertain specifically to drivers under the age of 18, too. When you’re making rules for your children as they learn to drive, it’s important to incorporate the law into every discussion you have and use your own rules to supplement the law, instead of making the situation confusing for your kids. Here are some of the most important laws you should understand when it comes to teen drivers in Arizona before you make your own rules. Read the rest »
Tempe child injuries can increase during the holidays due to heightened excitement, unfamiliar homes, and new toys. In a party or other festive event, supervision may be relaxed and children may be more apt to go exploring and get into areas that aren’t safe for them to be. Children may also want to show off to friends and do things they wouldn’t otherwise do. Here are some precautions to take to keep your loved ones and your guests safe during the holiday season.
Swimming Pools: Keep Them Covered and Fenced
If you have a swimming pool, make sure to keep it covered and fenced so children can’t enter the pool area and accidentally fall in. Drowning can happen within seconds, and it is important to take all necessary precautions to keep children away from bodies of water like pools and ponds. Read the rest »
Arizona teen drivers and their parents are well aware, and have been for years, that motorists between the ages of 16 and 19 are more susceptible to car crashes. This isn’t necessarily because they are not good drivers, but instead because they are inexperienced and do not know how to handle bad situations on the road with the same fluency as those motorists who’ve been driving longer. According to the National Safety Council (NSC) accidents, especially deadly ones, involving teen drivers, spike significantly during the holidays. Read the rest »
When you think about Flagstaff drunk driving accidents, you don’t think about how they could impact your life. After all, nothing like that could ever happen to you or someone you love. The trouble is that these types of accidents happen every day, especially to unsuspecting individuals. Even those who drink and drive do not always believe that they can be involved in a collision. That’s what happens when we become too confident in our driving capabilities. Read the rest »