Dust Detection and a Dangerous Stretch

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has started work on a dust detection system that it hopes will reduce the number of collisions caused by dust storms on a stretch of Interstate 10. ADOT is installing equipment for long- and short-range radar and closed-circuit video cameras to help the department…

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Arizona’s Outdated Insurance Minimums

Every state has different car insurance minimums. Before you can register a vehicle in Arizona, you must show proof of financial responsibility, also known as auto insurance. In Arizona, you must maintain two types of coverage: "Bodily injury" (which pays for bodily injury to others for which you become legally…

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Tucson Pedestrian Deaths Soar in 2017

A Tucson pedestrian was killed in a crash Friday night on the south side. Officials shut down a portion of East Drexel Road for several hours. Police determined that the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. The crash occurred before 9 p.m. Aug. 25,…

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The Price of the Opioid Epidemic

The widespread opioid epidemic in the U.S. claims the lives of 60,000 Americans every year. Millions are treated for chronic pain with prescribed opioid medicines to help treat their conditions. Arizona health officials have declared a public health emergency in our state. A recent study of participants over the age of…

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New Arizona Laws That Could Impact You

A host of new Arizona laws goes into effect on August 9th, 2017. Here is a list of some of the new laws that could impact you: SB 1080 Texting and Driving Prohibits drivers under the age of 18 from using cell phones while driving during the first six months…

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Pima County Hands-Free Grace Period is Over

The grace period for the new "hands-free" Pima County ordinance is over. The original ordinance went into effect on June 1st, with a 60-day window granted to drivers to get used to and prepare for the new law. The window has closed. Officials say they will ticket drivers using their cell…

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