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Saturday 08/27/2016
Google autonomous cars impress curious Ahwatukee, EV residents
Posted: August 27, 2016

Andrew Miller of Gilbert said he thinks Google’s self-driving cars will be so advanced 15 years from now that his 11-month-old twin daughters won’t even need to learn how to drive.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Ahwatukee bus users complain of poor service under new operator
Posted: August 24, 2016

ALEX is driving users crazy.

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Tuesday 08/23/2016
Boos, chants and protests greet ADOT at Ahwatukee meeting on freeway
Updated: August 29, 2016 - 1:12 pm

As a federal judge dealt a major setback to opponents of the South Mountain Freeway, new concerns about the controversial thoroughfare have shifted the focus more from whether it should be built to how it will.

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State addressing driverless car concerns in absence of specific laws
Posted: August 23, 2016

Self-driving cars are already being tested on Arizona roads, but state lawmakers and the governor are concerned about rules that govern them.

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Saturday 08/20/2016
Firefighters, police use condemned South Mountain Freeway buildings for practice
Posted: August 20, 2016


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Thursday 08/18/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (Aug. 19-22)
Updated: August 18, 2016 - 7:49 pm

Northbound Loop 101 closed between Chaparral and Via De Ventura for paving

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Thursday 07/14/2016
Car washes provide windshield repair convenience, but scammers lurk
Posted: July 14, 2016

Synergy between windshield repair businesses and car washes is becoming increasingly popular in the Valley. But auto glass scammers lurk, too.

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Wednesday 07/13/2016
Land of the cracked windshields: Flying rocks and debris fracture drivers’ patience
Updated: July 13, 2016 - 11:07 am

East Mesa resident Scott Rolfness rolls his eyes toward the heavens whenever he hears the distinctive sound that every driver in Arizona instantly recognizes: the loud ping of a rock hitting a windshield.

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Friday 07/08/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (July 8-11)
Updated: July 11, 2016 - 9:08 am

Plan ahead for closures of Loop 101 in East Valley, I-10 in West Valley

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Saturday 07/02/2016
Shorter waits, more buses due this fall in Ahwatukee
Posted: July 02, 2016

Ahwatukee bus riders can expect shorter wait times and more service starting in October as a result of recent actions by Phoenix City Council, a city spokesman says.

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Friday 05/06/2016
ADOT Weekend Freeway Travel Advisory (May 6-9)
Posted: May 06, 2016


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Tuesday 01/12/2016
AAA Advice: Are there driving dangers lurking in your medicine cabinet?
Posted: January 12, 2016

There’s a hidden driving danger in homes across the country: prescription medications. Recent polling shows that nearly half of all Americans reported taking one or more prescription drug in the past 30 days, while nearly one in three reported taking two or more during that same period. Recent data shows there’s no slowing down when it comes to dispensing prescriptions, as the average number of prescriptions dispensed annually per person has jumped 62 percent since the early 1990s.

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Monday 12/14/2015
AAA Advice: Tools to keep senior drivers safer
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Despite the common assumption that senior drivers are dangerous drivers, the fact is that older drivers as a group are typically among the safest on the road. However, due to increased frailty that occurs as we age, senior drivers are more likely to become injured or die when involved in a traffic crash. In 2014 alone, 152 seniors age 65 and older died and 2,312 were injured in traffic crashes in Arizona.

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Monday 11/30/2015
Drivers distracted for nearly 30 seconds after using in-vehicle technology
Updated: January 12, 2016 - 4:48 pm

Motorists who limit their smartphone usage behind the wheel likely believe they are driving safely, but recent research shows they may be mistaken. This data shows that drivers who use in-vehicle technology may be distracted for an alarming amount of time after using the devices.

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Friday 08/14/2015
AAA Advice: Nation’s roadways, bridges in dire straits
Updated: December 14, 2015 - 1:27 pm

Our transportation infrastructure is crumbling around us. 

An example is the bridge that collapsed in July near Desert Center, Calif. It closed a section of Interstate 10 and led to hundreds of calls, inquiries and re-routed trips from AAA members. While this was an inconvenience to motorists, it will entail a costly fix for California.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Deadly days of summer: Teen crashes pose risk to all
Posted: June 19, 2015

Though teen crashes have fallen in recent years largely due to stronger licensing laws and voluntary delays in teens obtaining their license, car crashes remain a leading cause of death for teens. However, new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that teen drivers aren’t the only ones at risk. In fact, the majority of crashes caused by teen drivers result in injuries and death to other drivers and passengers.

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Saturday 04/11/2015
AAA advice: New research shines light on teen driver distractions
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 10:05 am

While April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, as a safety advocate, AAA urges drivers to avoid distractions all year. That’s because any distraction can pose a serious threat to all motorists.

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Thursday 03/12/2015
Tools to keep senior drivers safer
Updated: June 16, 2015 - 10:05 am

As the fastest growing population in the country, people aged 65 and older will account for 25 percent of drivers in the United States by 2025. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that 86 percent of those aged 65 and older still drive.

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Thursday 02/19/2015
AAA urges legislators to secure transportation funding
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 1:29 pm

With state leaders tasked with the unenviable feat of balancing the state’s budget, it’s certain that trade-offs will need to be made as programs compete for limited resources. However, as elected leaders grapple with making these tough decisions, it’s critically important that cuts to the Highway User Revenue Fund (HURF) are not among the accepted compromises.

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Tuesday 12/30/2014
AAA calls on Takata, auto manufacturers to fix faulty airbags
Updated: April 10, 2015 - 1:29 pm

Airbags are one of the most important safety advances in vehicles. Since required by the government in 1989, airbags have saved thousands of lives. However, recent recalls have cast a dim shadow over their efficacy.

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