Ahwatukee Foothills News: Safe Driving

Safe Driving

Monday 10/13/2014
5 points to review with your teen before handing over the keys
Posted: October 13, 2014

Despite making strides in reducing the number of teen driver deaths in recent years, the sad fact is that motor vehicle crashes remain a leading cause of death for teenagers. The statistics remain sobering. According to data from the Arizona Department of Transportation, over three teen lives were lost every month over the last seven years.

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Friday 09/19/2014
5 lesser-known facts about child passenger safety
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 8:54 pm

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, motor vehicle deaths for children age 12 and under have dropped by approximately 43 percent over the last decade. Despite this positive news, the fact remains that car crashes remain a leading cause of death for children.

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Friday 08/08/2014
Back to school safety test all families should take
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Going back to school is a hectic time for families; juggling supply lists and schedules is enough to make any parent frazzled. It’s easy to understand how safety may sometimes take a backseat during these preparations. As a leader in traffic safety, AAA suggests all families take this important quiz to brush up on their knowledge to ensure a safe start to the school year.

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Monday 06/09/2014
Here comes the sun: The 100 deadliest days for teen drivers
Updated: October 12, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Teens from all over the state are anxiously ditching backpacks and books for a variety of summer activities. These less structured days often mean more time behind the wheel as these young drivers have the time and the desire to gain much-needed driving experience. Before handing over the keys, parents should know car crashes remain the leading cause of death for teens, with the next three months being acutely dangerous for teens.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
6 national parks kids need to see
Updated: September 19, 2014 - 10:28 am

Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.

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Friday 03/14/2014
Travel experiences to match your interests
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 10:08 pm

Do you consider yourself a food and wine connoisseur? Perhaps you’re seeking to maintain a healthy lifestyle and reduce stress. Or, maybe you’re a thrill seeker, pursuing your latest adventure. During vacations, you’ve probably squeezed in a good meal, a hike, or maybe a massage. But what if these interests were the focus of your next vacation?

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Sunday 02/16/2014
AAA urges legislators to take action to minimize risks of the road
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 4:49 pm

As a leader in driver safety, AAA recognizes the recent strides our legislators have made in making Arizona roads safer. Fewer children will be killed in motor crashes, thanks to our stronger child passenger law. In addition, stranded motorists, roadside assistance crews, and road maintenance now receive the added protection of our Move Over law. And in 2007, we made modest improvements to our state’s graduated driver license (GDL) law, providing a safer learning environment for young drivers by minimizing passenger distractions and nighttime driving risks.

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Tuesday 12/24/2013
AAA urges Christmas caution on the roads
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 4:40 pm

AAA Arizona doesn’t want you to become a statistic this holiday season.

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Saturday 12/21/2013
Shoppers urged to check policies before they buy
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 4:49 pm

As Santa stuffs his sleigh with popular or big ticket items this year, he may be in for a “Bah, humbug” unless he takes certain insurance precautions. Gift-givers may be “Scrooged” when they realize that some gifts may cost homeowners extra on their insurance premiums, or may not be covered at all.

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Saturday 11/16/2013
It’s never too soon to teach your child to correctly buckle up
Posted: November 16, 2013

This year has been a great one for my friends who are royal headline watchers. Who doesn’t love to hear about the arrival of a healthy baby? Many of the stories were similar to what we would have heard 20 years ago, but one in particular was both modern and interesting.

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Diamonds are a traveler’s best friend for unbiased reviews
Updated: March 13, 2014 - 4:49 pm

As the holidays are quickly approaching, many people may be getting ready to take to the skies and roads to celebrate with family and friends. While some travelers may prefer to bunk with family during the holidays, others seek the privacy and roominess of hotel accommodations.

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Saturday 09/21/2013
Advice to ensure everyone in your car is protected
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 1:48 pm

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like fall, the calendar reminds us that summer is officially over. As a result, family members of all ages may find they are spending more time in the car as they ease back into their normal routine.

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Monday 08/19/2013
Transportation funding: Roads in peril
Updated: October 14, 2014 - 1:48 pm

As we go about our daily commute and our lives, we don’t often give much thought to the roads that get us there.

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Tuesday 06/18/2013
Don’t take a summer break from safety
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:48 am

Teens are bound to be excited to leave backpacks and books behind for carefree summer fun. However, if your teen’s summer includes driving or riding with a teen driver, there are a few things to consider.

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Wednesday 05/15/2013
No kidding: The state’s best resort camps
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:48 am

It’s no secret that Arizona offers some of the best and most luxurious AAA Four and Five Diamond resorts in the country. However, many travelers don’t realize that many of these properties also feature kid camps that aim to please even the pickiest pint-sized traveler. This provides mom and dad with a guilt-free way to indulge in some much-needed couple time, while allowing kids to make friends and create memories of their own.

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Wednesday 05/08/2013
Don’t let triple-digit temps leave you stranded
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

Arizonans have devised a variety of ways to retreat from the scorching summer heat, including relaxing indoors or poolside, or escaping it entirely for a summer vacation. However, there’s one thing that can’t escape from the sizzling temperatures — your ride.

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Wednesday 04/24/2013
An oasis in the desert: Ariz.’s best resort pools
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

While summer temperatures can be a scorcher, there’s one activity that helps Arizonans beat the heat: lounging in the pool. And what better way to cool off than relax in someone else’s pool — especially at one of our state’s sparkling AAA Four or Five Diamond properties?

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Wednesday 04/17/2013
Unique eats offer fun, quirky experience
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

While Arizona is home to several upscale dining establishments that meet the most discriminating palates, the state is also home to several fun and kitschy places to nosh at as well. Whether diners are on a road trip or just seeking out the unusual, below are some suggestions for AAA One and Two Diamond restaurants known for their quirkiness as much as their food.

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Saturday 03/16/2013
Know risks of hosting celebrations
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

From a petting zoo in your backyard to a bounce house at your neighborhood park, celebrations of all kinds this time of year are hosted outdoors to take advantage of Arizona’s spring weather.

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Wireless device ban for teens will save lives
Updated: September 08, 2014 - 6:49 am

Since the state’s improved Graduated Driver’s License Law (GDL) went into effect in 2008, fewer families have had to experience the tragedy of losing a loved one in a traffic crash.

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