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PHOENIX -- Invoking the name of a dead highway patrolman, a Senate panel voted Wednesday to enact Arizona's first-ever law banning texting while driving.
My son is 17, so these days, he’s not likely to tag along with me as I go Christmas shopping at the mall.
The Arizona Highway Patrol Association wants to ensure all families make it to and from their holiday destinations safely.
Students from East Valley Institute of Technology campuses recently took first and third in a driving safety contest.
If you’re heading north in the coming weeks, don’t let a deer in the headlights ruin your day.
A husband and wife had been married for many years when the husband began to fear that his wife was going deaf. He implemented an informal exam. While his wife was in the kitchen cooking dinner, the husband in a normal, conversation tone asked from the den, “Honey, what’s for dinner?” She didn't answer. So he moved closer to the kitchen and repeated the question; no response.
Cellphones used to be the worst distraction in a car. Now it’s taking a back seat to vehicles’ voice-activated systems.
The Tempe City Council is considering options concerning cell phone use while behind the wheel that might include passing a law to ban the practice in the near future.
Drivers heading out on state highways for the Labor Day weekend will get a break from construction closures, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.
July 30, 2014
Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled.
Incumbent Attorney General Tom Horne lashed out Monday night at “liberal media” and “a small, self-selected group of people” for trying to derail his reelection bid.
The sun has just set. From where I sit, up on a ridge, I hear music from two simultaneous song sessions filling the Valley below. When campfires turn to embers, youngsters will peel themselves away from the festivities and make their drowsy way to their bunks. Their dreams will no doubt be filled with obstacle courses and tie-dye, hikes and ropes courses. Another day at summer camp is done.
NEW YORK — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a lot of time on video games and computers, according to the government's latest study of worrisome behavior.
Although aggressive driving is a significant contributor to traffic fatalities, attempts to address this problem have not led to a significant reduction in aggressive driving-related fatalities. Understanding the reasons of aggressive driving and how to stop this could help increase traffic safety.
Arizona lawmakers are making another effort to keep new drivers from chatting on their phones and texting.
Over the past several years, driving distractions caused by mobile devices have been a hot topic here in Arizona and across the nation. Study after study has confirmed that distractions can worsen driving performance, making the roads more dangerous for everyone.
New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
As a leader in driver safety, AAA recognizes the recent strides our legislators have made in making Arizona roads safer. Fewer children will be killed in motor crashes, thanks to our stronger child passenger law. In addition, stranded motorists, roadside assistance crews, and road maintenance now receive the added protection of our Move Over law. And in 2007, we made modest improvements to our state’s graduated driver license (GDL) law, providing a safer learning environment for young drivers by minimizing passenger distractions and nighttime driving risks.
Chandler teens learned valuable lessons in driving during the Driving Skills for Life event at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on Wednesday and Thursday.
A student prepares for the second run around the distracted driving course, but this time must try to type a text message while driving through the course.
PHOENIX — It is not illegal in most Arizona cities to text and drive.
Although it certainly doesn’t feel like fall, the calendar reminds us that summer is officially over. As a result, family members of all ages may find they are spending more time in the car as they ease back into their normal routine.
Children are heading back to school starting Monday and that means drivers will need to use extra caution.
Hands-free technologies make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone and update social media sites while they drive, but these features come with big safety risks.