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The role schools can play in promoting safe driving practices

For many high school aged kids, getting their driver’s license is arguably the greatest moment of their lives. It means that the door to a new world of freedom has been opened, and opportunities to make friends and have new experiences can be realized.

Why open conversations with teen drivers are important

It may seem obvious, but parents often do not realize that they are a primary influence on their children's lives. This is generally true, despite teens expressing how embarrassed they are by being in public with their parents, how their parents' taste in music and movies may be ancient and stale, or how their parents may not understand how difficult it is to be a teen.

How to know if you are susceptible to road rage

Sometimes traffic is tough to deal with, and it can be nerve-wracking no matter where you are driving in the Valley. Drivers can become upset in bumper-to-bumper traffic or when traffic suddenly slows down. It seems that people do not always respect our right to be on the road.

Pedestrian killed by debris from car accident

A man who was killed when debris from a two-car accident struck him was able to heroically protect and shield his wife. The crash occurred at the corner of 43rd and Peoria Avenues in Phoenix. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, and authorities are still unsure of which driver failed to yield before the crash occurred.

What should be avoided after an accident

Being in an accident is never easy. After all, they often come out of nowhere and they can have devastating results. But like the old adage, "if you prepare for the worst, you can expect the best." With that said, it is helpful to know what to do after a crash in order to preserve your claim.  People do not want to let their emotions get in the way and do things that could harm their potential case.

Will a new ordinance reduce distracted driving?

When driving through the valley, you should be aware of your surroundings; especially if you are using a cell phone while behind the wheel. Regardless of whether you are using a hands-free system or have your phone to your head, talking while driving can be significantly distracting. And as we have noted in our posts, distracted drivers are more likely to be involved in accidents.

Could VW's revelation lead to recalls?

Following General Motors' debacle last year with their ignition switch problem, it was fairly certain that recalls would increase in 2015. This was likely in part because of increased monitoring of potential defects. After all, no automaker wanted to be the next General Motors (even though Chrysler Fiat is having a rough summer) and be subject to a hefty fine for failing to address a potentially harmful defect.

Why National Brake Safety Week is important

We know that semi-trucks and commercial are the most dangerous vehicles on the road; mostly because of their size. Since they largely outweigh common passenger vehicles, the damage that they can cause can be devastating. Because of this, it is critical that they be in working order; whether it is lighting, steering mechanism and even engines.

Do you need advanced safety systems to avoid accidents?

If you think you know about the latest safety features in 2016 model year vehicles, you are arguably way ahead of the average consumer who is looking for a new car. According to a recent survey, a large majority of consumers are not familiar with safety features that could save their lives.

Why going to the hospital after a crash is important

With Labor Day weekend in the rear view mirror, most people in the Phoenix metro area are going back to work and taking kids to school. However, there are some people who are recovering in hospitals or at home because of car accidents. For those who are seriously injured, it is obvious that going to the hospital is a must, but for those who feel like they are okay, they may not take advantage of medical care.

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