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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DUI Laws in Arizona

So you’ve had one drink. That can’t hurt right? Wrong. In Arizona, that one drink could land you in jail. If you aren’t familiar with Arizona’s Zero Tolerance DUI law, then read on to learn more.

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Driving Scams Everyone Should Be Aware Of

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Today’s technology has provided seemingly countless advantages for individuals looking to enhance their own lives and increase their work efficiency. On the flip side, however, some of those same technological advances have opened doors for scammers , hackers, and the like.

When it comes to the world of driving, road travel, and car sales, many would hope that the auto industry would be safe from scams. Unfortunately, from getting cheated on taxi rides to uncovering Mastercard data, driving scams exists all over the world. 

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How Going Over the Speed Limit Costs Arizonans

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Just like every other state, the state of Arizona has its own jurisdictional traffic violations statutes and its own legislation with regards to fines and penalties. The offense of speeding may appear to be a minor violation, but in Arizona, it is a common but very severe criminal violation.

When it comes to Arizona speeding laws, drivers should take them very seriously. Many speeding violations, especially those categorized as criminal speeding, have punishements ranging from a $500 fine to 20 days in jail. So while getting pulled over for going over the speed limit may seem minor at the time, it could cost drivers a significant amount of time and money.

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WRONG WAY DRIVERS IN AZ BECOMING FREQUENT OCCURRENCE

On Friday, April 14th at 2 A.M., Keaton Tyler Allison, a 21-year-old student at Grand Canyon University (GCU), was driving the wrong way down Interstate 17. Approaching the Greenway Road exit, Allison collided head on with a driver traveling the right way on the 17. Carrying fellow GCU student Karlie Arlene Richardson, 20, and her sister Kelsey Mae Richardson, 18, neither vehicle made any attempt to brake, and the cars collided at a high rate of speed.

TUCSON DRIVING SAFETY TIPS: PROM EDITION

High school students around Tucson are busy preparing for prom 2017. Their dresses and suits have been selected, dates have been asked, and hairstyles have been trialled.

The Harsh Reality of Teen Drivers

When it comes to teen drivers, it’s no secret that they have a bad reputation. All one has to do is type “teen driver” into a Google search and find dozens of articles related to texting while driving, accident statistics among younger drivers, and the list goes on.

Car manufacturers and independent companies alike are creating software to be installed in new vehicle models to help combat the dangers that come with a teen behind the wheel of a car. For example, General Motors recently released their active safety technology called Teen Driver. This software allows parents to view their teen’s driving habits and use the information to continue to coach their new drivers, even when they can’t be in the car.

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What Every Tucson Driver Should Know about Checking their Seatbelts after a Collision

By now, everyone is aware how important the seat belt is towards keeping passengers safe during an accident. If you ever have the misfortune of being in a collision, it may be important to check your seat belts for damage after the repair. There are a few steps to take to ensure that your seat belts are safe and ready for your next drive:

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New Year’s Day is deadliest for alcohol-related crashes, IIHS Reminds Drivers,

As we head into 2017 and New Year’s Eve celebrations are upon us, The IIHS your local law enforcement departments and us here at O’Rielly Collision Centers wish to remind you all that New Year’s day is the deadliest day on the roads for drivers passengers bicyclists and even pedestrians. This is the holiday with the most lethal combination of alcohol and crashes. According to recent analysis from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), Jan. 1 is the deadliest day on average for alcohol-related crashes involving a motor vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist.

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Top driving hazards for Arizona drivers this Fall

It’s October, and even here in Tucson, we are headed into fall. Whether you are heading home from work or heading out to the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson to peep some of the foliage, what’ do you suppose is the biggest potential hazard for drivers in Arizona this fall?

 Spoiler alert: It walks on four legs.

A major Insurance company publishes a “Seasonal Smarts Digest” every year and in this report, it covers several important statistics for drivers in all areas of the country.

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