Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB)

A pedestrian hybrid beacon is a traffic control device that assists pedestrians in crossing a street or highway at a marked but unsignaled crosswalk. This special type of traffic light utilizes a system of indicator lights and signs that alerts drivers and controls vehicle traffic. Pedestrian hybrid beacons have been deployed across the nation, including the Phoenix and Tucson metro … Read More

Don’t Rely on the Luck o’ the Irish in 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is one of America’s favorite holidays. On this day all around the country, the bars run deep with green beer and, unfortunately, the roads grow dangerous with drunk drivers. Drinking and driving accounts for nearly one-third of vehicle-related fatalities in the United States. This St. Patrick’s Day weekend, remember: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving. If you plan … Read More

Put your phone away or get ready to pay.

As a driver, it’s your responsibility to keep yourself, your passengers, and those around you safe on the road. There are many rules to remember when you get behind the wheel, like always wearing a seat belt, driving sober, and obeying the posted speed limit. There is one thing you should add to that list: never use your phone while … Read More

U Drive,U Text, U Pay

Put Your Phone Away or Get Ready to Pay. Distracted Drivers Beware of U Drive. U Text. U Pay. For the past decade, distracted driving has taken the Arizona’s roads by storm, endangering not only those who drive distracted, but also those drivers’ passengers, adjacent vehicle occupants, and nearby pedestrians. Close to 900 people were killed in Arizona in 2016. … Read More

One half the people dying in car crashes in Arizona are not wearing seat belts

According to measures developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 507 people were killed in passenger vehicle crashes. 241 people were not restrained inside the vehicle According to measures developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 495 people were killed in passenger vehicle crashes. 256 people were not restrained inside the vehicle According to measures developed … Read More

After 13 Years Gilbert AZ Goes Back to Leading Green Arrows

Gilbert Arizona 2004 The Town Council voted 6-1 in March to switch to lagging left-turn arrows, citing their personal preference and an unofficial online survey that found a majority of participants favored the lagging lefts that were being studied on Guadalupe and McQueen roads. Gilbert Arizona 2017 yay right before the snowbirds return– so we can all get used to … Read More

Arizona Rules of the Road April 2017 Version

When you get your learner permit in this state we give you a copy of the “Arizona Drivers License Manual”. That was when you were 16 years old. Your Arizona Driving License is valid for 49 years, look at the expiration date, it is your 65th birthday. If you moved into Arizona from any other the other 49 states we … Read More

Nissan, Mazda and Toyota Add Automatic Emergency Braking to Most 2018 Vehicles

WHAT IT DOES This amazing safety feature will typically be paired with forward collision warning. That feature scans the road ahead while you drive, warning you if you’re about to crash into a car. If you don’t react in time, automatic emergency braking quickly slows down your car or can even bring your car to a stop. THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND … Read More

License Plate Recognition and the 1994 Drivers Privacy Protection Act

Congress enacted the federal Drivers’ Privacy Protection Act of 1994 to provide strong privacy protections regarding personally identifiable information held by state DMVs. The DPPA’s purpose, as stated in the bill’s preamble, was “to protect the personal privacy and safety of licensed drivers consistent with the legitimate needs of business and government.” More recently, the U.S. Supreme Court summarized the … Read More