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Parents who drive can be distracted drivers too

Distracted driving has long since become a national issue. It has spawned a number of safety campaigns and even legislation to help curb what has become a dangerous, yet mainstream, practice in Arizona and across the United States. While teen drivers appear to be the group most at risk, a recent study showed that even parents can be guilty of distracted driving

Multi-car crash near the Grand Canyon injures nine

The scenic splendor of the Grand Canyon brings visitors to Arizona throughout the year. With tourism comes the possibility of accidents on the roads leading up to scenic points. Because of this, drivers may have to navigate tour buses and other hazards. An example of this notion was seen in a recent accident involving five vehicles.

How liability questions may be handled with self-driving cars

In a prior post, we highlighted an article predicting that self-driving cars could be seen by the end of this decade, with sales of such cars growing steadily through 2029. Among the questions posed by the introduction of this new technology is who could, or would, be held responsible if a driver-less car is involved in an accident. Indeed, cars may ostensibly be safer, and fewer crashes may occur. But when technology is incorporated to complete or monitor tasks that humans ideally would, it brings new products liability questions that must be answered.

Researchers find alternative to help drowsy drivers

While distracted driving has become a national safety issue, it can be argued that drowsy driving is an equally dangerous practice that can lead to catastrophic results. Indeed, technological advancements, such as blind spot warning systems, and lane integrity detection systems may help to prevent drowsy driving accidents, but there are some who believe that the current video-based technology may not be as helpful.

Multiple injuries in crash involving disabled vehicle

Whenever a car is disabled and blocking traffic, it becomes a hazard for both the occupants in the car, as well as drivers in oncoming cars. In these situations, it is critical for help to be called as soon as possible, so that other injuries do not occur in a subsequent accident.

Hands free cell phones may not be as safe as you think

The next time you shop for a new car, you may be intrigued by all the interactive functions that are included. Most new cars have some sort of Bluetooth system that can allow you to access songs on your smartphone and play them through the car’s sound system. The car may also allow the driver to dial the phone and make calls as well.

Good ratings given to only two midsize SUVs

It is worth wondering whether the popularity of sport utility vehicles has taken a hit after the latest crash safety tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Essentially, only two of the midsize SUVs tested received a “good” rating. The remaining vehicles received either a “fair” or “marginal” rating when it came to protecting passengers in a gauntlet of tests.

Two killed in highway crash

As the weather gets warmer across the country, more people will flock to Arizona to enjoy some of the natural wonders the state has to offer, including the Grand Canyon, camping sites as well as lakes and rivers. It may go without saying that drivers must be careful when on the road, but many don’t realize how dangerous entering traffic from the side of a highway can be.

Backup cameras required in new cars by 2018

What used to be touted as a luxury item in new cars will soon be an essential piece of safety equipment. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a final rule that will require all passenger cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs to have rearview back-up cameras installed on new vehicles built after May 1, 2018.

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