Tucson Toughens Cell Phone Law

Tucson police will now be able to pull over drivers they see using their cellphones while driving, without needing any other reason, beginning February 1st. Officers will issues warnings to drivers for the first 30 days, to educate offenders about the new law, before they begin issuing tickets in March.…

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Why You Need Underinsured Motorist Coverage

If you don’t have Underinsured Motorist Coverage, you could be vulnerable if you have a crash. Everyone on this planet should have Underinsured Motorist Coverage (what we in the business call “UIM” coverage). Liability coverage, which everyone is required by law to have, doesn’t protect you from any injuries you…

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Arizona Legislature Disappoints on Distracted Driving Ban

The Arizona legislature is taking a baby step towards banning texting and driving. Senate Bill 1080 would forbid teen drivers from using a cellphone or other "communications device" for the first six months that they have their license. If this bill passes the Legislature, it will take effect in 2018.…

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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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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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UPDATE: Samsung Recall of the Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 saga continues with Samsung announcing a complete halt in production of the Galaxy Note 7 phones. Recently, Samsung voluntarily announced a recall of 2.5 million Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones for defective "battery issues." A handful of phones had reportedly caught fire and Samsung offered…

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