Choosing the Right Car Seat

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If you are a parent, you know that protecting your child in the car is your number one priority while driving. Having a good car seat is essential to prevent your child from sustaining injuries – they can even prevent death in case of an accident. They’re also required by law, though the specific law varies depending on the state. Arizona requires that children under 8 years of age, and less than 4’9” tall use a child restraint device. There are a lot of different car seats on the market; let’s help break it down for you.

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

Riding a motorcycle can be both a lot of fun, as well as significantly more dangerous than driving a car. Being completely open to the elements leaves the rider a lot more vulnerable in case of accident than an automobile driver. May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month, thus we have put together a list of tips for both the rider, and the driver to help create safer roads for everyone.

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Will an Accident with an Animal Affect your Insurance?

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Depending on what part of Arizona you’re driving through, you may notice a significant amount of wildlife or wildlife warning signs. Although Arizona as a whole it not thought of to be an area where an accident with an animal is especially common, you will likely notice a lot of elk, deer and cattle if you are in driving through Northern Arizona. Be especially cautious at dusk, or after dark – this is when wildlife will be the most active. We have a very large elk population; drive slowly and with care in these areas to avoid both the emotional and financial trauma associated with these incidents.

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Beware of Windshield Repair Scams

Incidents of windshield repair scams have been a problem in recent years. There has been a crackdown in recent years to help prevent this type of situation, but you should still be extra cautious if an unsolicited stranger tells you there is damage to your windshield that needs to be repaired or replaced right away. You might not find anything wrong with the deal as that person might even lure you by offering free movie tickets or gift cards along with the free windshield replacement. But beware – there is a decent chance that if this is happening outside of a trusted auto body or repair shop, it could be a scam.

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Arizona Driver Safety Programs

According to the latest statistics available with the Arizona Department of Transportation, a total of 952 people were killed in car crashes in 2016. Out of them, 100 drivers were 24 years of age or younger; 30 were drunk drivers of ages 24 years or younger. These are senseless deaths and they ended lives needlessly. Incidents like this can be brought down significantly by using the driver safety programs that are already in place.

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Driving Under the Influence of Medication

Do you drive under the influence of drugs? You may instantly answer “no, of course not,” without considering the fact that it is illegal to drive under the influence of many common drugs, specifically many prescription medications. Driving under the influence, as we all know, can cause accidental injuries and put your life at risk. It is important to consider the implication of driving while taking many legal medications. It is also important to note that you are not safe from legal repercussions should you be pulled over or cause an accident. According to FindLaw.com, “Driving under the influence of drugs — including prescription medications as well as illegal drugs — can also result in DUI charges.” Here are some of these medications that will require you to be extra cautious:

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How Long Do Airbags Last?

Whether you’re a driver of a sports car, sedan, truck or a big rig, airbags are an essential part of your safety, regardless of whether you think about them daily or not. They have been around for many years. One of the vital safety features that have prevented countless injuries and saved many lives is the airbag. But, while airbags can prevent injuries they also can pose a serious threat when they are faulty.

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How to Report a Drunk Driver

Drunk driving can be deadly! Many people struggle to either know when they’ve had one too many to get behind the wheel, or to do something to stop others in these circumstances. It’s evident that driving drunk is against the law, yet people still do it on a regular basis. The extent and consequences of drunk driving demonstrate the challenge of harmonizing a drinking culture with a modern industrial society.

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Awareness and Prevention of Distracted Driving

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DISTRACTED DRIVING

Cаr ассidеntѕ are one оf thе leading саuѕеѕ of dеаth in our country, injuring thоuѕаndѕ оf adults and сhildrеn еvеrу уеаr. Anуоnе саn bесоmе a viсtim of a саr ассidеnt; often it’s even just a case of being in the wrоng place at thе wrоng time.

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Protecting Our Children: Avoiding Accidents When Backing Up

We may not hear about it every day, but it’s astounding just how prevalent this type of accident is. In the U.S. alone, at least 50 children a week are victims of backover incidents, with approximately 48 requiring emergency room treatment for their injuries and two suffering fatal injuries.  These accidents result in about 13,000 injuries and more than 200 fatalities a year.

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