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March 2019 Archives

The "Distracted Driving" Bill Will Ban Much More Than Just Texting While Driving

It is widely accepted by the public that texting while driving is dangerous and can lead to traffic accidents. Statistics show there were a reported 776 accidents in 2016 being listed as caused by a driver manually operating an electronic device.1 Those accidents resulted in five deaths and 275 injuries.2 Arizona is one of only three states in the country without extensive texting while driving laws.3 While most of us would agree that a bill that specifically bans texting while driving would create safer Arizona roads, the current bill introduced by Arizona Senator Mesnard does not specifically ban texting while driving at all. Here is the full proposed State Bill 1141:

DUI Convictions and Travel to Canada

A common destination for many U.S. citizens, especially those living in Arizona, is to visit our northern neighbor Canada, especially during our scorching summer months. Unfortunately, as of December 18, 2018, Canada's new laws categorize driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol as serious offenses, which are in the same category as murder, sexual assault, and drug trafficking.

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