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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Highway Fatalities Increase After Years of Decline

  Despite safer cars, highway fatalities are on the rise. Blame smartphone apps. Over the past 40 years, national highway fatalities have been in a steady decline. Today's cars are safer than ever, driver’s education is widespread, and millions of dollars are invested in safe-driving public service announcements like AT&T’s “It…

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I-10 Bus Accident Kills Thirteen

A deadly I-10 bus accident near Palm Springs claimed the lives of thirteen people and injured thirty-one others last month. A tour bus returning from a casino slammed into a semi-truck that was at a near standstill due to traffic on the highway. The bus accident on I-10 is one…

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A Deadly Week on the Arizona Highways

It was a rough week on the Arizona highways. Tucson saw a multi-vehicle accident on I-10 this week that ended three lives, including a 12-year-old girl. The accident occurred Tuesday morning on westbound I-10 near Prince and Ruthrauff roads. The tragedy closed parts of I-10 for hours as first responders…

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Was Roadway Defect A Factor in Your Car Crash?

Motor vehicle crashes claimed the lives of an estimated 40,000 people in 2016, an increase of six percent over 2015, according to the National Safety Council. One principal cause of car crashes can be a roadway defect. What are some common road defects? -Defective road construction -Faulty road design -Wrong…

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