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Before you head to the mountains, read this post

The ski season is going to start before we know it. People are going to start flocking to ski resorts in earnest after the Thanksgiving holiday. While winter driving safety tips don't apply for our readers in the Valley, they are important for those who love going to the mountains to enjoy what winter offers.

Crash leaves two dead, one facing criminal charges

The holiday driving season is weeks away, so Arizona drivers will likely begin seeing public service announcements bemoaning the practice of drunk driving. Of course, the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol are obvious. Alcohol affects a person’s motor skills and judgment; two things that are essential for safely operating a motor vehicle.

HHTSA head calls for seatbelts in school buses

When parents put their children on a bus each day, they don't expect them to be involved in an accident. However, the reality is that accidents happen, and buses can be involved. We have heard many stories this year about how drivers have been inattentive and not mindful of traffic laws. With that, children on school buses have been put in harm's way.

The effect of moving violations in car accident cases

In these instances, investigators may look to whether a person was cited for a moving violation; such as speeding, an unsafe lane change or even improper use of a cell phone. In the liability analysis, a moving violation is important because it can be viewed as a prima facie (first look) case of negligence. Essentially, a citation can be seen as hard evidence that a driver failed to use reasonable care while behind the wheel, and that such a failure was the proximate cause of the accident.

What parents should know about car seat safety

Part of being a parent is making sure that your children are safe. This is especially important when they get in the car (or you put them in the car). It may seem obvious that your child needs a car seat, but installing it and using it safely may be difficult for some parents to master.

Two important tips for Halloween revelers

This weekend is probably a kid’s favorite day of the year…aside from Christmas and the last day of school. Halloween is the annual day of frights and candy where kids dress up in costume and go trick-or-treating. While many people will take kids around their neighborhoods to get treats, Halloween is not just for the little ones. If the Party City commercials are any indication, adults will be going to many Halloween parties as well.

Truck catches fire on I-10

In our last couple of posts, we have highlighted how traffic accidents can shut down highways and cause miles of backups in the Phoenix metro area. Indeed, snarled traffic can be the bane of one’s existence when trying to get from point A to point B in the valley.

Could your own negligence harm your car accident claim?

While heavy traffic during rush hour on weekdays is expected, such traffic can be utterly frustrating during the weekend. However, a serious car accident can lead to highways being limited to one lane or shut down completely as first responders help those who are injured.

Cow stops traffic on Interstate 10

In many of our posts we advise our readers to stay alert for hazards. We don’t simply make these statements to make abstract guidelines about safety, but to give our readers examples of how things can go haywire when drivers’ attention wanes.

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