Almost everyone old enough to drive uses a motor vehicle regularly. Citizens in the Phoenix region of Arizona have come to rely on these machines to take them where they need to go as quickly as possible. Most people feel very confident that they can avoid vehicle accidents, but as you may already know, accidents can come out of nowhere.
All vehicle accidents have the potential to take lives, but crashes involving tractor-trailers are often more serious. The larger vehicle—in this case a semitruck—and its occupants usually comes out of the crash in better condition than those in the smaller vehicle do.
A man from Phoenix has been arrested in relation to a hit-and-run car accident. Though he has not yet been convicted of anything, police strongly believe that he may have hit a teenage girl with his car.
You may have heard that Arizona passed a law making any cellphone use illegal while driving. This is true, but there are a few critical things you should be aware of.
In 2016, just two people were killed in wrong-way accidents in the state of Arizona. By the summer of 2017, a full seven people have already passed away in these accidents. Two recently died on State Route 51, and another driver died while hitting a commercial vehicle not a week before that.
It was the first World Series ever played in Arizona and Luis Gonzalez was the star who had the final word. In Game 7 here in Phoenix, Gonzalez drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, winning the Series for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Hyundai is known for its affordable vehicles, while Mercedes is renowned for its pricey German engineering. The Italian supercar Lamborghini is in a league of its own, however, with even its most affordable model resting comfortably in the $200,000 range.
If you drive due north from Tempe on I-17, you will come to the area on the highway that was recently clogged with pedestrians. Yes, it is rare for pedestrians to stroll around on an interstate highway -- and it would normally be very dangerous -- but on this occasion cars and trucks were at a standstill for hours.
It can happen before you have time to react or to understand the noises you are hearing and the jolts you are feeling. The sounds of squealing tires, crunching metal and shattering glass make it all clear, however, and you know without being told that you have been in a car crash.
The possibility of having self-driving cars on Arizona roads by the end of the decade becomes more of a reality with each passing year. But it is not just potential self-driving ubers or satellite guided taxis that drivers may have to worry about; automated semi-trucks may join drivers on highways.