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August 2019

Posted On 08/31/19

Driving Without a License in Arizona

Every driver in Arizona must have a valid driver’s license. Driving without a license is against the law. People who drive without licenses often have a reason. They may have suspended licenses, a history of drunk driving or they never passed a driving test. Getting into an accident without someone who does not have a valid driver’s license could put you at a high risk of a hit-and-run. Rather than getting caught for driving without a license, the driver may flee the scene. Learn your rights after a collision with an unlicensed driver. Call the Police After a car accident in Arizona, everyone involved must remain at the scene and...

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Posted On 08/30/19

Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day is the first Monday of September – an excellent opportunity to rest, relax and celebrate. Unfortunately, it is also a day when emergency room traffic spikes in Arizona. Grills, swimming pools, drunk drivers and fireworks are just some of the many dangers you could face this Labor Day. This year, avoid a trip to the hospital with a few tips to keep the whole family safe. Plan a Road Trip Ahead of Time Road traffic increases on all major holidays. Every Labor Day, an average of about 400 people die in traffic accidents in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. If your family is choosing road...

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Posted On 08/29/19

Arizona has the Highest Rate in the Country for Deaths Caused by Drivers Running Red Lights

According to NBC News, the number of people killed by drivers running red lights has hit a 10-year high and Arizona is the state with the highest rate of running red-light deaths in the country. AAA is advising drivers and pedestrians to use attentiveness at traffic signals. In 2017, the latest figures available, 939 people were killed by vehicles blowing through red lights, according to a AAA study of government crash data.  It's the highest death toll since 2008 and 28% higher than in 2012. AAA says one person is killed every 12 hours every day in the U.S. by drivers who don't stop for the signals. AAA isn't sure...

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Posted On 08/29/19

Arizona Crosswalk Laws

Pedestrian accidents take hundreds of lives in Arizona each year. Most of these collisions are preventable with due care from drivers and pedestrians. Crosswalks should be safe spaces for pedestrians, yet they are often the scenes of tragic traffic accidents. In 2018, 245 pedestrians died and 1,537 suffered injuries in crashes in Arizona, according to state data. Understanding crosswalk laws and rights-of-way could help prevent deadly pedestrian accidents. Pedestrians Have the Right-of-Way at Most Crosswalks Arizona Revised Statutes Section 28-792 states that crosswalks without traffic signals in Arizona give automatic pedestrian rights-of-way. Pedestrians will have the right to use crosswalks at unmarked intersections or crosswalks elsewhere on the road without...

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Posted On 08/28/19

Arizona Car Seat Law

Lack of car seat use is a significant problem in the U.S. Thirty-five percent (35%) of children who died in car accidents in 2016 were not using car seats or seat belts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Car accidents are a leading cause of childhood death in Arizona. Obeying the state’s car seat laws when transporting young children could save lives. All Children Under 5 Require Restraint Systems Arizona Revised Statutes Section 28-907 requires drivers to properly restrain all children under five years old using child restraint systems. It is against the law to operate a motor vehicle with unrestrained children under age five. Passengers who...

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Posted On 08/27/19

Grilling Safety Tips

Fall might be near, but that does not mean the end of grilling season. Labor Day is one of the busiest grilling days of the year. It is also a busy day for hospitals and burn units due to grill-related injuries. Grilling safely takes a few tips and best practices, whether this is your first time using a charcoal or propane grill or you are a seasoned expert. Prevent serious burn injuries at your next cookout with a few proven safety tips for our burn injury attorneys. Do Not Grill Near Your Home Keep your barbecue grill or smoker a safe distance away from your home. The National Fire Protection...

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