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Posted On 07/31/19

Arizona Pool Fence Law

Knowing how to properly enclose your pool as a resident of Arizona could help you avoid fines, tickets and liability for serious accidents. You have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of your pool. If a small child finds your swimming pool and falls in, you could be liable for the child’s injuries or drowning death. Avoiding accidents and legal responsibility takes adhering to the state’s strict pool fence law. What Are the Requirements? Arizona Revised Statutes 36-1681 contains the state’s pool fence law or enclosure requirements. Arizona lawmakers passed this statute to increase the safety of swimming pools in the state. Every swimming pool owner in Arizona must...

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Posted On 07/29/19

Arizona Hit-and-Run Laws

A hit-and-run accident can cause a lot of damage, yet the at-fault party does not stay to take accountability for his or her actions. In the most recent year data is available, police received reports of about 737,100 hit-and-run cases in the country. 2016 had the most hit-and-run deaths on record (2,049) in the U.S. Learning Arizona’s hit-and-run laws could help you understand your rights as a victim. You may still be able to receive compensation even without knowing the identity of the at-fault party. What Is a Hit-and-Run? Every state has duties of care drivers owe after causing car accidents. Arizona Revised Statutes 28-663 is the state’s law regarding...

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Posted On 07/28/19

Arizona Seatbelt Law

You might already wear a seatbelt for safety reasons, but if not, the law in Arizona could motivate you to start buckling up. It is illegal in Arizona to operate a motor vehicle without wearing a seatbelt. It is also against the law to transport child passengers without using proper safety seats. You could face a traffic infraction and fines for disobeying the state’s seatbelt laws. You could also suffer a life-changing personal injury if you do not buckle up during a car accident. Main Arizona Seatbelt Statutes Two laws cover Arizona’s main seatbelt requirements: Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) 28-909 and ARS 28-907. ARS 28-909 states that in all vehicles...

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Posted On 07/27/19

Arizona ATV Laws

An all-terrain vehicle (ATV) is something many people use recreationally in the state of Arizona on trails, pits and sand dunes. Others rely on ATVs at work to get around farms, fields and forests. Still others register their ATVs to make them street-legal. No matter where you plan on riding your ATV in Arizona, you must obey related state laws. Keeping up with the most recent ATV laws can help you operate your vehicle safely, prudently and properly, and avoid a serious ATV accident. What Is an OHV? Arizona law does not refer specifically to ATVs; instead, it calls them OHVs or off-highway vehicles. An off-highway vehicle is one primarily...

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Posted On 07/26/19

Arizona Moped Laws

Riding a moped is a great way to get around sunny Arizona on your way to work, the store or a friend’s house. If you do not obey the state’s moped laws, however, you could find yourself with a traffic ticket and an expensive fine – or worse, liability for an auto accident. Learning Arizona’s moped laws could keep you out of legal trouble. It could also increase the predictability of your actions to other motorists, reducing your risk of getting into a serious moped accident. What Is a Moped? Arizona Revised Statutes 28-101 lists definitions of different vehicles according to state law. Subsection 37 defines a moped as a...

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Posted On 05/06/19

Arizona Bike Laws

Like many other states, Arizona considers bicyclists to have the same rights and responsibilities as all other motor vehicle drivers in the state. This means vehicle drivers should afford cyclists the same care and attention as they would to other drivers. It also means cyclists have the same responsibilities as other drivers. If you ride a bicycle in Arizona for leisure, exercise, or as an alternative means of transportation, it is essential to know and follow the state’s laws for bicyclists. Cyclists’ Responsibilities as Drivers Since Arizona law considers bicyclists on par with motor vehicle drivers, it is essential for bicyclists to follow many of the same rules of the...

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