More Airbags Recalled 2020

This new recall involves Takata air bags built with non-azide driver inflators (NADI), and is separate from the much larger and ongoing Takata air bag inflator recalls.  The problem The air bags that are part of this new recall have defective inflators that could explode or cause the air bag to not inflate properly when it deploys. A faulty seal on … Read More

Driving Myths Facts or Fiction

Yellow ‘Driving Glasses’ Improve Nighttime Vision. Can you go an extra 30 miles on empty? 2Pass deflates some common car myths that are full of nothing more than hot air. Change the Oil Every 3,000 Miles Verdict: MYTH Salty car mechanics and Jiffy Lube aren’t the only know-it-alls warning drivers to change their oil every 3,000 miles or else, but are … Read More

Why Aren’t Seat Belts Required on All School Buses?

We send our kids off to school every year on buses without seat belts. In general, parents and lawmakers alike seem pretty content to let children hop on school buses every day without giving much thought to the fact that those same kids would be firmly buckled up if they were riding in a car. In fact, for many of the … Read More

Am I financially Responsible for My Teenage Child’s Bad Driving?

I occasionally get asked in class from a nervous parent, whose sixteen-year-old child is about to become a licensed driver.  “Am I legally responsible if my child causes a collision that injures somebody else?” The Answer is Maybe. Arizona is one of just a few jurisdictions that recognize parental responsibility for the negligent driving of a child.  The Family Purpose Doctrine imposes … Read More

How Bad is Distracted Driving in America?

The Safest and Deadliest States for Car Crashes An article that originally appeared on the Safewise site <img class=”alignnone wp-image-56809 size-full” src=”” alt=”map of the deadliest and safest states for car crashes” width=”1200″ height=”798″ srcset=” 1200w,×200.jpg 300w,×511.jpg 768w,×681.jpg 1024w,×173.jpg 260w” sizes=”(max-width: 1200px) 100vw, 1200px”> What are the chances you will die in a car crash? Or … Read More

Strictest And Most Lenient States On DUI

Which states are taking the most aggressive stance toward “driving under the influence” (DUI)? To find out, 2Pass and WalletHub compared the drunk driving penalties in all 50 states and D.C. You can find a complete breakdown below. Source: WalletHub Overall Rank (1=Strictest) State Total Score Criminal Penalties Rank Prevention Rank 1 Arizona 84.09% 1 2 2 Georgia 70.45% 2 … Read More

Cost to Insure the Most Stolen Vehicles in America

It’s a red-letter day for car theft news! The National Insurance Crime Bureau just released its annual “Hot Wheels” report chronicling the nation’s most popular stolen vehicles. What does that mean for car insurance? Buckle in. Using data from our 2019 State of Auto Insurance Report, we looked at what it would cost to insure any of the top 10 most stolen vehicles in … Read More

The States with the Most Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving accidents led to 10,511 deaths in 2018. While that number has decreased in recent years, alcohol-impaired driving continues to account for nearly 30% of all traffic fatalities. Drunk driving is preventable, yet drivers still get behind the wheel after drinking, putting themselves and others at risk. Drinking and driving is a nationwide issue but the prevalence of drunk driving and … Read More

What’s The Worst You Can Do To Drive Up Your Insurance Rates ?

Drivers do crazy things behind the wheel. We all know this. You probably saw something today that you thought was nuts. But what’s the worst thing you can do, at least as far as your insurance company is concerned? What’s the driving violation that’ll drive your insurance rates up the most? And remember, each of these violations will continue to … Read More

Mesa Fall 2019 School Zone Camera Schedule Rhodes Jr. High

63% of Photo Tickets in Mesa come from School Zones. Most people miss the flashing lights, so here are the days and the time of day they are flashing. If the School Zone Lights are flashing the camera will issue a photo ticket if you are going 6 mph over the 35 mph School Zone Sign. If the lights are … Read More