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Arizona highway deaths rose during pandemic, as driving was declining

Traffic deaths in Arizona surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, even as the number of miles driven in the state appeared to be decreasing, according to preliminary statistics from 2020. There were 1,072 deaths on the state’s highways in 2020, the most in at least the past 10 years and a sharp increase from the 980 deaths recorded in 2019, according to preliminary data from the Governor’s Office on Highway Safety.... Read more»

Bill to require car booster seats takes first step in state Senate

A bill that would require children between the ages of 5 and 8 or who are shorter than 4 feet, 9 inches to ride in booster seats took its first step Wednesday in the state Senate.... Read more»