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1. On Sept. 8 at 3:40 a.m. police took a violation of order of protection report in the 8800 block of South Pointe Parkway.
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.
What if we told you that there was a way to help prevent one of the leading causes of childhood deaths, but that three out of four of us were doing it wrong?
1. On Sept. 1 at 7:47 a.m. police took a report of a hit-and-run accident in the 4800 block of East Pima Canyon.
A city employee was injured in a vehicle accident Monday afternoon while filling potholes.
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.
Although aggressive driving is a significant contributor to traffic fatalities, attempts to address this problem have not led to a significant reduction in aggressive driving-related fatalities. Understanding the reasons of aggressive driving and how to stop this could help increase traffic safety.
Authorities are investigating a deadly collision involving a semi-truck in Mesa.
Over the past several years, driving distractions caused by mobile devices have been a hot topic here in Arizona and across the nation. Study after study has confirmed that distractions can worsen driving performance, making the roads more dangerous for everyone.
Arizona Republicans are once again targeting photo-radar law enforcement with a new bill that would require cities and towns to calibrate cameras every 24 hours.
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.
Let’s face it, there’s a lot of financial risk involved when you drive a car. You could cause an accident or be the victim of an accident. You could veer off the road and hit a utility pole or strike a large animal. Or you could be hit by a driver who doesn’t have insurance.
Thinking ahead can save people a lot of trouble when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations. The biggest warning from experts is to find a designated driver.
I’m tired of reading Bill Richardson’s articles where he rallies against any sort of regulation over guns (Latest, “Gun-free zone is truly fatal conceit,” AFN, Dec. 11). His entire argument is to make good the enemy of perfect. He continually gives statistics about how individuals who want to do bad things will do bad things. I agree.
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.
It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
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.
Ahwatukee resident Michele O’Leary wasn’t planning on potentially saving a person’s life from a car crash on Monday afternoon.
As we go about our daily commute and our lives, we don’t often give much thought to the roads that get us there.
Turning 16 used to be one of the most important stepping stones in a teen’s life. It meant the rite of passage to get behind the wheel of a car. Well, times are changing as more teens are holding off on getting their driver’s licenses for a variety of reasons.
Those headlights for bicycles? They’re not just for riding in the street, according to the Arizona Court of Appeals.
Editor’s note: This is part five of a continuing summer series on the proposed South Mountain Loop 202 Freeway.
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.
It’s May. Memorial Day and the end of the school year are in sight. Suddenly, you’re thinking about a summer vacation. A little advance planning — and some insider tips — can save you a lot of money. Whether you’re booking airfare, a car rental or a hotel room, there are questions you should ask first.
“Those three seconds I took my eyes off the road changed my life forever.”