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Fatal auto accidents can happen when drivers are distracted

Drivers must remember they are responsible for operating a large, potentially dangerous piece of machinery, so they need to concentrate on the task at hand to help keep everyone safe. A driver's focus can be affected by many different things, from cell phones to drug or alcohol use. When a driver allows such distractions to take away his or her focus, auto accidents can happen, and people can end up seriously injured or dead. Sadly, such was the case in a recent two-vehicle crash in Phoenix.

Arizona auto accidents: Driver runs red light, teenager killed

Unfortunately sometimes, a person is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and tragedy strikes. When people are traveling in a vehicle, whether driving or as a passenger, they are in a particularly vulnerable position, and auto accidents are not uncommon. However, in Arizona and everywhere else, most people rely on a motorized vehicle of some sort to get them where they need to go, and most simply hope they are never a victim in one of these situations. Sadly, a teenager was killed in a recent car accident.

Arizona auto accidents: 3 people dead, 2 critically injured

Most Arizona drivers, no matter how attentive while behind the wheel, can remember a time when they failed to see an obstacle on or at the side of the road. Auto accidents can result from such situations, but most often, a driver is able to avoid disaster by quickly making the necessary adjustments to avoid hitting a person or object in his or her path. However, drivers can easily become distracted, whether from using their cellphone, talking with passengers, fatigue or engaging in a variety of activities other than driving. This type of scenario may have been what caused a recent tragedy in Phoenix that left three people dead and two others critically injured.

How much do vehicle safety systems actually reduce auto accidents

Advanced safety systems are often a selling point in car advertisements and at dealerships. But do they really reduce the risk of serious auto accidents? Arizona drivers often need to navigate the true advantages of these features when buying a car.

After auto accidents happen, what steps should drivers take?

Being involved in a collision can be an overwhelming experience. Despite the often emotional nature of these situations, Arizona drivers are aware that taking the right steps at the scene of auto accidents and immediately thereafter can impact their insurance outcome and protect them in general. But, what are those right steps? Here are some of the recommended things to do to protect oneself following a collision.

Auto accidents may happen due to failure to stop at a red light

A teenage girl has sadly lost her life in a motor vehicle collision in Arizona. Now, her family members are left to grapple with how her life could have been snatched away so soon in the two-car crash. These types of auto accidents can easily happen as a result of a driver's negligence -- such as blowing through a red light -- which is grounds for litigation.

Preparation for summer trips can prevent auto accidents

For the majority of Americans, summer trip plans involve driving the family car for some length of time. In fact, a recent study reported that 68% of Americans would take their personal car to a summer vacation spot this year. Arizona drivers who plan to take long drives as part of holiday plans can prevent auto accidents by properly preparing their vehicles for the voyage.

Study suggests certain car safety tech may prevent auto accidents

All drivers know that driving safely, wearing a seatbelt and paying attention are key to staying safe on the road. But, humans can make mistakes, and the resulting auto accidents can be devastating. A recent student from Consumer Reports suggests that certain car safety technologies could save lives on the roads in Arizona and elsewhere in the U.S., despite not being a requirement for new vehicles sold in the country.

Auto accidents in Arizona may lead to serious injuries, deaths

A man and a woman recently lost their lives in a motor vehicle collision in Arizona. In addition, two other people were injured in the crash, which occurred along U.S. Highway 89. Sometimes, these types of auto accidents are the result of driver negligence, which is grounds for litigation.

Seat belt use is a major factor in the outcome of a crash

When you're in your vehicle, you probably know that it's a good idea to wear your seat belt. Do you know why, though? People are taught that seat belts are safer to use because there is a scientific reason for doing so. Basic physics prove that disbursing energy across the stronger parts of the body, like the pelvis and shoulders, helps prevent injuries in a crash. Additionally, the seat belt holds you back in a crash, preventing you from being thrown from the vehicle.

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