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The most-often-asked questions of insurance agents from young drivers and their parents are: “Why are the rates for teen drivers higher?” and “How can I pay less for insurance?”
Summer days grow shorter and communities across America prepare for an annual ritual: the first day of school. It’s a time when parents breathe a sigh of relief, students anticipate new challenges, and when all of us need to put safety first.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Most tourists making a summer trip to Alaska will pass through Anchorage on their way to cruises, Denali National Park and other scenic adventures. While in Alaska's biggest city, also home to the state's largest airport, there are plenty of free things to do. Here are a few.
Arizona's highway patrol officers, sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of driving under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
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.
Police departments across the Valley, including Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert, are stepping up their patrols from May 19th through June 2nd to a focus on seatbelts.
New drivers could lose their ability to operate a vehicle while chatting with or sending a message to their friends.
What has three wheels, an enclosed seating area, a steering wheel, pedals and safety belts?
“Back to school” isn’t just for the kids this year, thanks to Desert Car Care Center. The Chandler location is hosting its second “Back to School Teachers” event Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to noon at 95 N. Dobson Road. All teachers with a school ID will receive a complimentary oil change and 15-point safety evaluation (a combined $49.95 value). Teachers will also be eligible to win a host of teacher-friendly prizes, including Staples Back to School Savings Passes, car service prizes, and a Keurig coffee maker.
Maybe you were never told. Maybe you just forgot. But you probably don’t think about your car “spying” on you.
Arizona's statewide DUI enforcement efforts resulted in 367 DUI arrests during the recent holiday. More than 870 officers participated across the state, including the East Valley.
APACHE JUNCTION — A woman was seriously hurt and three other people suffered minor injuries after their pickup truck went over a cliff near Tortilla Flats in the Tonto National Forest.
The Arizona Department of Transportation cautions drivers to be prepared for blowing dust today.
If you’ve ever wondered if people will ever learn to stop texting while driving, the answer is, yes, they will, but sadly it’s going to take some time. And it won’t be a law specifically against it that will ensure cooperation, but rather something that’s sometimes more powerful: social acceptance.
In recent national news, three major car crashes claimed the lives of 15 teenagers in Ohio, Illinois and Texas. Unfortunately, that is more of a common occurrence than we realize, and those are just the ones that made national news. The Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently reported that teenage driver fatalities were up in 2012 from previous years. Until now, the numbers were beginning to trend downwards and many attributed it to Graduated Drivers License (GDL) Laws that were being enacted around the country.
PARKER, Texas (AP) — The white two-story home with stately pillars overlooking a green Texas pasture where longhorns roam is instantly recognizable: This is the power seat of television's famous Ewing family.
Two people were killed after an SUV rolled over on the Loop 101 Sunday night.
Chandler police are spending a lot of money on a new seatbelt crackdown in the Valley.
If you’re among the thousands of Arizonans who will be using state highways over the Thanksgiving weekend, there’s good news about your travel plans.
The state’s top health official said Wednesday there’s a simple, cost-free way to prevent dozens of children from dying each year: Let them sleep alone.
The state's top health official said Wednesday there's a simple, cost-free way to prevent dozens of children from dying each year: Let them sleep alone.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Devers was heralded as an outstanding role model in his community, a devout Mormon, who stood up to the Obama administration, and was a tough sheriff more than willing and able to enforce all the laws of the land. Well, it turns he did not enforce the laws on himself.
“During the debate Mitt Romney stole Obama’s platform. Now Romney’s heart bleeds for the middle class and calls for shared sacrifice and he’s treated like the Messiah. For years now Pres. Obama has called for shared sacrifice, and he’s accused of class- warfare.”
I’m not sure how it happened, but somehow, I gave my children the idea that I know everything (this window opens when they start to use words, and I have learned, closes when the word “teen” is in their age). But the reality is, like most parents, I’m doing the best I can. Sometimes I’m — gasp — wrong.
Last week I joined Arizona Democratic delegates and delegates from across America in Charlotte, N.C. at the DNC convention as we raised the roof off of the Time Warner Cable Arena with enthusiasm supporting President Barack Obama and officially nominating him as our candidate in November. What a 4-day ride filled with passion, excitement and energy! We’re anticipating and bracing for “The Thrill of Victory.”