Does Lowering Speed Limits Mean Less Speeding and Safer Streets

Drivers are less likely to go fast when city speed limits are lowered. It may seem counter intuitive, but new research has found that drivers in Boston slowed down when speed limits were lowered as little as 5 mph. Those are the results of new research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit financed by the insurance industry. “Even on lower … Read More

Could Self-Driving Vehicles Eliminate Car Insurance?

Late last year, Elon Musk raised eyebrows when he declared that the days of human-driven cars are numbered. When does he expect all of those vehicles to drop dead? Sometime within the next 20 years. Beyond that, any cars “that don’t have full autonomy will have negative value,” Musk said. “It will be like owning a horse. You will only be … Read More

Three expensive driving rules you could be breaking in Arizona

Not signaling for 100 feet before changing lanes,  Arizona Revised Statute 28-754 – $186 fine in Phoenix. Exceeding 35 MPH approaching a School Crossing, Arizona Revised Statute 28-701.02 – 30 days in jail, a $500 fine plus an 83% surcharge, and up to one year of probation. in Phoenix.  Not stopping before the sidewalk when exiting a private driveway, Arizona Revised Statute 28-856 … Read More

9 killed in Phoenix area by wrong-way drivers in 2018: How to stay safe

According to research by 2Pass Defensive Driving, at least 14 wrong-way crashes have happened in Maricopa County so far this year, as of June 10. At least nine were fatal. The National Transportation Safety Board said wrong-way collisions occur infrequently but are likelier to result in fatal and serious injuries than other types of highway crashes. Recently in Arizona, two people were killed and … Read More

Robot cars start delivering groceries in Scottsdale

Grocery giant Kroger and autonomous vehicle startup Nuro launched their driverless delivery service in Scottsdale, Arizona. It is the first market for the two companies, which first announced their partnership back in June. To start out, only one store is involved in the experiment: the Kroger-owned Fry’s Food Store on East McDowell Road. Customers can place orders via Fry’s website … Read More

This rescue costs $2000

A 20-year-old male was rescued from his vehicle after he ignored the “road closed” sign ahead of a flooded Scottsdale road. Mr. Moore was driving his Jeep Renegade near Miller Road and Holly Street after a recent monsoon storm rolled into Scottsdale, flooding the Indian Bend Wash. Proper “road closed” and “flooding ahead” signs were posted on the road but that did … Read More

Golf cart driving wrong way on the SanTan 202

State Troopers in Arizona said that they pulled over an 83-year-old man following reports of a golf cart driving the wrong way on the freeway. Troopers from the Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded just before 5:30 a.m. amid “reports of a golf cart traveling wrong way from McQueen, westbound in the eastbound lanes” before it eventually got off at … Read More

Arizona drivers, are they the worst in country?

You probably have a few States in mind when they picture the worst drivers in the America. Most often it’s snow birds invading your lane, but some states carry a nationwide bad-driving reputation. So while it is perhaps fun to joke about the bad road etiquette of certain motorists, bad accidents and negligent driving are no laughing matter. From serious … Read More

Q3 2018 Update Arizona Safety Corridors

PHOENIX – Four designated “Safety Corridors” across Arizona highways were put in place a year ago to help decrease collisions, but have they really had an impact? ADOT implemented the ‘Safety Corridors’ in two phases: Phase I was implemented on Dec. 20, 2016, and Phase II was implemented on January 31, 2017. Data spanning back to 2014, obtained from the … Read More

The Most Dangerous Highways in America

America is home to a system of highways that run more than 4.12 million miles. Despite  improvements in automobile quality and standards, there are still more than 34,000 fatal car crashes across the country every year. Of these crashes, 57% occur on U.S. highways and nearly 50 people die per day as a result. Naturally, each road has its own … Read More