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When we think of car accidents, we often picture two cars colliding with each other. But that isn’t always the case. Many accidents are actually with fixed objects. In cases like that, you may assume that the only liable person would be the one driving the car, but that simply isn’t always true. With a little investigation, you may find that there is a party responsible for the object being in the road and the accident that occurred because of it.
Teaching your child to drive is a rite of passage every parent goes through. From the frustration of getting them to use just one foot for the gas and brake to the fear of them taking a turn too sharply, it’s an experience you’ll likely never forget. But nothing is scarier than when your teen finally earns their license and drives off on their own for the very first time. You know how dangerous the roads can be, and no matter how well you taught your teen, there’s still the chance they’ll be involved in a serious accident.
Monsoon season is a fact of life in Arizona. After a hot and dry start to summer, we get hit with heavy winds, dense rains, and seemingly non-stop thunderstorms. While we may not see a single cloud the rest of the year, from June 15 to September 30, it is pretty safe to assume that we’ll see at least a handful of storms. Many of us have come to expect this kind of weather, that doesn’t make the flash floods, lightning strikes, or thick mud any less dangerous, especially when you are on the road.
On Monday the 6th of January, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper was stopped in traffic when he saw a driver racing in the wrong lane and bypassing a stop sign. While the trooper attempted to catch up with and stop this dangerous driver, he wasn’t quite fast enough.
The luck of the Irish won’t prevent accidents, but responsible behavior just might. Saint Patrick’s Day is upon us, and for many people the holiday is a fun excuse to enjoy drinking with their friends. Unfortunately, that fun excuse can, and often does, lead to severe injuries both to yourself and to those around you.
Driving while intoxicated puts you and everyone on the road with you at incredible risk of serious injuries. Rates of car accident fatalities skyrocket during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. But these days there are a number of convenient and responsible days to get to your next location, whether that be another place to have fun or home in order to get some rest.
The state of California started an avalanche of legislation being passed all over the country when they banned the use of cell phones without a hands-free device, which has resulted in 25 states and territories adopting similar legislation. The intention behind the legislation is to improve safety on the roads, and Arizona is one of the most recent states to join the movement.
On February 14th, anyone who has a partner knows it is time to do something to make that person feel special. It’s the one day each year to celebrate love. A funny thing about love is that emotions can run high – and when emotions are negative, expressed while operating a vehicle, everyone sharing the road is put at risk. Valentine’s day last year saw the highest number of accidents on a single day for the entire year, so we want to make sure everyone pay’s extra attention to safety this new year.
Switching clocks backward or forward is dangerous for more reasons than one, and an increase in car accidents and workplace injuries is at the top of that list. Other health dangers include an increase in heart attacks and increased cluster headaches.
The debate is still raging about the safety of self-driving cars, and it seems Tesla has thrown yet another curveball into the mix. Tesla owners can now use Smart Summon to ask their car to drive to them from a distance up to 200 feet. While Tesla warns drivers to use this only in private parking lots and driveways, there are already plenty of YouTube videos showing people trying it out in busy shopping mall parking lots and more.
In 2018, Arizona saw more than 2,000 crashes caused by hitting an animal in the road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. These crashes caused two fatalities and 249 injuries. There are all types of animals that can cause accidents: deer and other wildlife, but also dogs and farm animals that should be kept away from roads.
So, if you hit an animal, are you covered?
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