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November 2018 Archives

Another study shows that auto emergency braking really works

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has some good news for Arizona drivers who own cars with automatic emergency braking systems. The IIHS conducted a study to see how often GM vehicles with auto emergency braking were involved in accidents compared to cars that don't have this feature. The conclusion of the researchers is that auto emergency braking works well to prevent collisions.

Accidental injuries are a leading cause of death

For people age 44 and under, the leading cause of death is accidental injury. This may come as a surprise to many Arizona residents. According to 2016 statistics, however, 61,749 Americans in the aforementioned age group died due to unintended incidents of various types. This amounts to nearly twice as many as from cancer and heart disease combined. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted two primary types of accidental deaths: motor vehicle crashes and unintentional poisonings.

How drivers can stay safe in bright sunlight

Bright sunlight in the early morning or late afternoon can create visual illusions, hurt drivers' eyes and reduce reaction times. The risk for a life-threatening car crash actually goes up 16 percent in bright sunlight when compared to normal weather. That's why drivers in Arizona will want to consider the following tips for staying safe during such conditions.

These tips can help you deal with an insurance adjuster

Imagine driving through Phoenix on your way home from work. You're ready to start a long weekend with family for some fun and much-needed rest and relaxation. Unfortunately, your plans completely unravel when another car fails to stop and rear-ends you at a traffic light. Now you have to put your car in the shop, deal with the insurance company and see a doctor about the pain in your neck and back.

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