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School zone laws are designed to protect children commuting to and from school. Their safety should be our highest priority. It is important to be extra cautious and know what you need to do in school zones to avoid causing injury to children or others. School zones are zero-tolerance areas. Even a minor traffic offense, such as driving a mile per hour or two over the posted speed limit, could get you pulled over and cited. Traffic fines are doubled for violations that happen in school zones.
Cycling is more popular than ever, and Phoenix drivers commonly encounter cyclists, whether driving a regular bicycle or an electric bike. When operating your car, truck, van, or SUV in an area where cyclists often travel, you must drive more carefully. A cyclist, whether on a regular bicycle or a motorized bike, holds the same legal rights and responsibilities as other vehicle operators.
Driving a vehicle in Arizona is proving to be more dangerous than ever, with the highest number of fatal accidents in over a decade. This frightening increase in fatalities is due to faster driving speeds, causing more violent accidents, according to the Governor’s Department of Highway Safety. The speeding trend began during the pandemic, with traffic deaths increasing, even with fewer vehicles on the road.
People tend to travel more during the holidays to reconnect with friends and family. More people than ever may be traveling this holiday season after the social distancing required with the global pandemic last year. Travel in winter weather conditions comes with some hazards. The following tips can help keep you safe in your holiday travels.
New Year’s Eve is one of the worst times of the year for drunk driving accidents. January 1st can be just as bad, when people who still have alcohol in their systems get behind the wheel of a car without realizing they are still intoxicated. If you drink on New Year’s Eve, after getting a ride home with a sober driver, the best plan may be to stay at home and rest to avoid driving alcohol impaired.
Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers ages 15 to 18, as stated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). In a recent year, nearly 2,400 teens in the U.S. ages 13 to 19 were killed in traffic accidents, and approximately 258,000 were treated in emergency rooms for crash injuries, as stated by CDC. The risk of motor vehicle collisions is higher among teens ages 16 to 19 than among any other age group.
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