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Is introducing Trucking to Younger Drivers the Right Choice?

Since 2020, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been talking about a pilot trucking program that will allow drivers between 18 and 20 years old to haul heavy cargo in 18-wheelers. If this program is approved, it would lower the age of eligible truck drivers and possibly lead to an increase of truck…

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The Joys and Dangers of Riding Motorcycles in Arizona

So, you want to buy a motorcycle. For many people, the joy of riding a motorcycle along a scenic highway just cannot be matched by any other vehicle. Arizona is one of the best places in the country for long motorcycle rides, with year round warmth, mostly dry weather, and some of the most beautiful…

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The COVID Pandemic’s Impact on Drunk Driving in Arizona

The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced levels of stress that many people have never experienced. Most Americans have worried about their own health as well as family and friends, economic issues due to lock-downs, and the emotional turmoil of isolation. According to the American Psychological Association, in February 2021, 84% of American adults reported feeling prolonged…

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Injured Passengers May Be Owed Compensation After a Car Accident

Car accidents are, unfortunately, more common than people might consider. They often come out of nowhere and can significantly affect the rest of you or your loved ones’ lives. In 2020, there were 98,778 car crashes in the state of Arizona, with over 9,700 passengers injured. Many people are familiar with the steps one takes…

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Phantom Braking: What It Means and If You’re in Danger

Tesla recently found itself in the news again when hundreds of vehicle owners started complaining their cars were suddenly braking for no apparent reason. Although it began as far back as late 2021, the issue appears to be worsening, and the US government is getting involved. However, the problem – called “phantom braking” – isn’t…

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Why Are Jackknife Accidents So Dangerous?

Have you ever looked at a truck accident and instinctively knew that the driver suffered serious injuries? The tractor-trailer may have swerved off of the road or was tilted in a certain position and it just looked terrible. A jackknife accident is one of those truck accidents that creates that type of damage. You only…

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Can a Car Accident Cause PTSD?

When you are involved in a car accident, you can suffer more than just physical scars. Your car accident could be so graphic and traumatizing that it can cause you to suffer from one of the most difficult mental disorders to overcome. Many car accident victims can suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD.…

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Arizona Department of Transportation Reveals 2020 Traffic Accident Data

The Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) recently published their annual “Motor Vehicle Crash Facts” report, with statistics for traffic accidents, injuries, and fatalities for 2020. The data reveals some illuminating information as to the types of accidents that occurred statewide, the causes of the accidents, and the consequences of those accidents. According to AZDOT, there…

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