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  • 31 Mar 2020
    Students Hold A House Party Celebrating Graduation Amid The Corvid-19 Pandemic
    Tuscon city leaders may be changing policy because of a house party that was hosted by a group of University of Arizona students during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Ward 6 Councilman, Steve Kozachik told ABC 15 in Phoenix that after a series of complaints, that the house party will most likely promp
  • 23 Jan 2020
    Bill Introduced To Make Food Tampering For Internet Attention A Crime
    A bill has been introduced in the Arizona Legislature that makes it a crime for anyone who would tamper with food for internet attention a crime. A few months ago, a viral video showing a young woman removing the lid on a quart of Blue Bell ice cream, licking it, and then returning it to the store’s free
  • 16 Jan 2020
    Specialty Plate Program For HOV Lane Usage Ends For Hybrid Drivers
    The Arizona Department of Transportation is ending a program that issued specialty license plates for hybrid or energy-efficient vehicles. According to a report appearing on the ABC 15 website, the program is due to end on March 2nd of this year.  A spokesperson for the DOT said the reason why the program
  • 14 Jan 2020
    Toyota Issues Fuel Pump Recall
    Toyota Motor Company recently announced that it is recalling nearly 700,000 vehicles sold in the United States due to a faulty fuel pump. The defect can cause cars to stall while they are being driven and can increase the risk of a crash for drivers and passengers of the affected vehicles. ABC 15 in Phoeni
  • 07 Jan 2020
    New Recall Issued For Mercedes-Benz Vehicles From 2001-2011
    The National Transportation Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has the mission of saving lives, preventing injuries and economic loss by ensuring that the vehicles we purchase and drive meet all safety standards.  Recalls are issued to make sure that auto manufacturers meet those standards and repair any
  • 21 Nov 2019
    Tempe Considering Lowering Speed Limits
    Officials in Tempe have announced efforts to make the city safer by lowering or preventing crashes on its streets. One of the proposed ways that are meant to accomplish this is by reducing the speed limit on city streets. According to a report filed by AZ Central on its website, staff with the city of Temp
  • 08 Oct 2019
    ADOT To Try New Road Markings To Reduce Speeding
    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) announced this week that they are planning to take a slightly different approach to try to get drivers who are speeding to slow down. ABC 15 in Phoenix reported on Monday, October 7th that on a stretch of Route 347 located between Riggs Road and I-10 traffic
  • 31 Jul 2019
    Driver Caught Using Mannequin As HOV Passenger
    ABC 15 News in Phoenix reports that a Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper caught a driver using the HOV lane on U. S. Highway 60 with a mannequin rather than a second passenger.  The trooper, who was a recent graduate of a law enforcement academy and was doing field training spotted the driver with
  • 10 Jul 2019
    Tucson To Use Trailer-Mounted Radars To Track Speeders
    The Tucson Department of Transportation intends to put six new radar detectors mounted on trailers to remind motorists to keep an eye on their speed on the city’s streets and roadways. Tucson’s KGUN 9 News reports that according to TDOT Traffic Safety Manager Blake Olofson, the detectors won’t be iss
  • 02 Jul 2019
    Father Creates Video Game To Help Teen Drivers Deal With Unexpected Situations
    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates an estimated 2 million new drivers are hitting the road each year. One main reason for the number of annual crashes on our roadways each year is directly related to driver inexperience. According to ABC Action News in Phoenix, an A
  • 24 Jun 2019
    Crashes Down, But Fatalities Up In Arizona According To New Report
    The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently issued its 2018 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts Report Summary on Tuesday, June 18th. YourValley.net reported that while the ADOT report indicates fewer crashes in 2018 as compared to 2017 on Arizona’s highways and roads, there was a 1% increase in the numb
  • 20 Jun 2019
    Ford Issues Recall For Vans And Pickup Trucks
    Earlier this month, Ford issued recalls for 1.3 million of its vehicles made in the last 10 years. According to Fox 10 in Phoenix, this latest recall covers Ford’s Econoline vans and pickup trucks, Explorer SUV’sand F-150 pickup trucks for model years 2011 to 2017. Ford said in a statement that it wou
  • 26 Feb 2019
    Cold Weather Driving Tips
    This is the time of year when drivers need to be extra careful when setting out. In Arizona, we aren’t quite as used to the cold wintry weather. While other areas of the country are used to snow and icy conditions can make roads slippery and hazardous, it’s especially important to prepare before setting o
  • 26 Nov 2013
    Zanes Law Offers Tips for Dust Storm Driving Safety
    Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 27, 2013) – As of Thanksgiving weekend, the rains have come to quench the Arizona desert. But dust storms are still in the news, especially after an Oct. 29 storm caused a 21-car pileup on I-10 between Tucson and Phoenix. With the number of dust storms steadily rising – a trend expecte
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