A Paid Day Off on Election Day

Congress recently introduced the “For the People Act of 2019” that would make the federal election day a paid holiday for all federal employees and encourages private employers to do the same. Several (13) U.S. States currently give state workers election day off with pay. Following Congress’ lead, the Leader…

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Oro Valley’s New “Hands-Free” Ordinance

Oro Valley drivers will need to put their phones down while behind the wheel from now on as a new "hands-free" ordinance goes into effect Friday, January 6th, with awareness enforcement starting on Monday, January 9th. Oro Valley police will start giving out warnings to drivers to educate them about…

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Will Safety Corridors Help Prevent Crashes?

Arizona drivers will see new signage on some of Arizona's most dangerous highways this week. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has announced the creation of "safety corridors" on various roads across the state. Four specific areas have been identified as "safety corridors." These are highway segments with a higher…

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Driver Fatigue Suspected in I-10 Truck Accident

Authorities suspect that driver fatigue may have played a role in a fiery truck accident that caused massive traffic backups on I-10 EB in Phoenix near Ray Road yesterday. The crash closed several lanes and traffic was backed up for hours on I-10. Fortunately, there were no fatalities reported. New…

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Distracted Driving Blamed For Rise in Traffic Deaths

Distracted Driving is being blamed for a rise in traffic fatalities nationwide over the course of the past two years. The U.S. government says 3,477, or about 10 percent, of the more than 35,000 traffic deaths last year, involved distracted drivers. That’s an 8.8 percent increase over 2014. Traffic deaths…

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Why is Arizona’s Highway Death Rate So High?

According to a recent Arizona Republic article, the fatal accident rate on urban Phoenix freeways is 61 percent higher than the national average. And according to Arizona Department of Transporation's (ADOT) “Strategic Highway Safety Plan,” the Arizona statewide fatal crash rate is about 33 percent higher (2005) than the United…

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