Auto Accident | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog - Breyer Law Offices, P.C. - Part 2
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, we Arizonans come upon a period of time known as the “100 Deadliest Days of Summer.” So called because of the sharp increase in accidents across the United States, this rise in fatal motor vehicle statistics is closely tied to younger drivers.
Recent news reports are warning drivers about the potential of car trouble caused by the sweltering Arizona summer heat. Extreme temperatures can increase the likelihood of breakdowns and crashes, so it is important to take a few precautions to keep your car in tip-top shape.
First of all, we cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a safety belt. Even a short jaunt to a corner store a few blocks away can end in tragedy if a car’s occupants are not buckled in.
Consider the following statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Since the first traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914, the red light has proved to be an effective tool for controlling traffic and preventing accidents. However, traffic signals are not infallible, especially when you factor in human behavior.
Summer means longer road trips for many people, whether they are enjoying a weekend camping, visiting friends, going to the beach, or traveling to the nearest amusement park. Longer road trips mean more time on the road, more cars on the road, and can mean an influx of tired and distracted drivers.
Residents from the northern states, as well as Canada, flock to Arizona every winter. Hoping to avoid the cold climates they come from, they stay in Arizona for several months. They come to enjoy the beautiful weather, while taking in the gorgeous scenery and the famous sights throughout the state. But they end up spending a lot of time on the roads, which is one of the reasons accidents spike in Arizona during the winter months.
Although many big cities have dangerous intersections, Tucson seems to have a number of areas that cause problems for drivers. Kolb Road and Grant Road even have more than one dangerous spot. These intersections are more likely to be host to car accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle crashes, T-bone crashes, and more. Do you live near these intersections? You might want to take extra precaution when you drive through them. They include:
No one wants to think about the possibility of getting into a car accident. However, when you’re shopping for a new vehicle, it should come to mind. How safe would this SUV keep you and your passengers in the event of a crash? What about this sedan? Or a pickup truck?
Other than looking at the safety ratings (which we recommend you do), is there any way to tell? Does the type of vehicle really matter in a crash? The Husband and Wife Law Team is here to tell you more!
The risk of being seriously injured or killed in a crash increases during the holiday season. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in 2017, eight fatal crashes occurred on December 22nd, which was the record for the year.
Arizona is a state of golf carts. This is largely due to the snowbirds who come to stay every winter, many of whom are retired. They want to go out and enjoy all that Arizona has to offer, but they also don’t want to drive a full-sized vehicle while doing so. Golf carts are the perfect answer for many people. There are 38,000 golf carts registered in the state of Arizona, and over 30,000 of those are in Maricopa County alone.
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