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Arizona Law Enforcement Crackdown on Distraction

The Arizona Highway Patrol has announced it is boosting its enforcement of distracted driving laws as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The “Drive to Save Lives” initiative aims to slash Arizona roadway deaths by at least 15 percent from last year. An estimated 33,000 people die in crashes every year, and officials with…

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Phoenix Traffic Accidents Often Caused by Careless, Risky Drivers

Research suggests that people who take dangerous risks while driving may also engage in other risky lifestyle behaviors. This has resulted in a link between serious traffic violations and a higher risk of mortality from non-vehicular deaths.  When a dangerous driver is involved in an accident, the motorist is not just putting his own life in…

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Prescription Drugs and Car Accident Dangers in Arizona

For adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), taking prescription medication could significantly decrease the chance of an accident.  While these prescription drugs could have a positive impact on driving ability, other prescription pills can have the opposite effect and increase the risk of collisions. Motorists must take steps to find out the effect of…

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Concussion Victims May Face Long Road to Recovery

Many of the 1.7 million victims who the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say experience a concussion each year have common complaints.  They often experience headaches and light and/or sound sensitivity but believe they are not injured that badly or that they will recover after a few days. At worst they may experience a few days of…

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Phoenix Traffic Accidents and Risk of Marijuana Use

Most teens today have been taught that drunk driving is extremely dangerous and have been exposed to the campaign slogan “friends don’t let friends drive drunk.” This may explain why the Century Council reports a 65 percent decrease in alcohol-impaired driver fatalities since 1982. Drunk driving still remains a top concern despite this reduction.  Despite the reduction,…

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Teens at High Risk of Arizona Auto Accidents Through Holidays

Arizona requires first-time drivers between the ages of 16 and 18 to obtain a graduated driver’s license (GDA). A driver can obtain a graduated license only after having possessing an Arizona instruction permit for at least six months. Drivers must also complete approved driver’s education programs, or a parent/guardian needs to certify in writing that…

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Arizona Semi-Truck Accident Sends Two to Hospital

According to AZ Central.com, two people were transported to the hospital for treatment after a semi-truck accident in early September 2013. The accident occurred on Arizona 87 north of Mesa, near Gilbert Road.  The northbound lanes of the highway were closed following the accident, and both the driver and a passenger in the semi-truck sustained…

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Are Some Assisted Living Facilities Keeping Patients Too Long to Keep Beds Filled?

Recently, Salon.com published a disturbing story about the level of care being provided in some assisted-living facilities. The Salon article suggests that these facilities are often for-profit entities that focus on keeping beds filled and keeping paying customers from going out the “back door,” or moving on to different living arrangements that might provide more…

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Tour Bus Swept Away by Arizona Flood Waters

According to Fox 28, a tour bus bound for Las Vegas recently got caught up in some very bad weather. In fact, the news reported that the bus was “swept away” amid Arizona flood waters caused by heavy rains. The bus driver was trying to cross a wash at the time of the incident when…

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