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Arizona School Bus Rules

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Road Conditions, School injury on April 3, 2015 - no comments.

For over twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on the school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before the children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules. School Bus Safety for Drivers Drivers should do the following things to stay safe around school


Arizona Road Conditions

Filled under Accident, Road Conditions on February 12, 2013 - no comments.

We don’t often have bad weather in Tucson, but being aware of road conditions when we do is a good idea.   The Pima County Roads Condition Line is (520) 547-7510. State Roads Condition Line: 511. Recent Road Closures include: • Silverbell Road between Avra Valley Road to Sasco Road Proceed with Caution • Pump Station Road between Avra Valley Road to El Tiro Road • Snyder Road between Sabino Canyon Road and Kolb Road at


Crosswalks Not Always Safe

Filled under Auto Accidents, Damages and Compensation, Road Conditions, Wrongful Death on January 11, 2013 - no comments.

 A Tucson man died yesterday afternoon from injuries he sustained when he was struck while walking in a crosswalk on Monday.  He was 21. Unfortunately, studies have shown that pedestrians are NOT necessarily safer in a crosswalk.   According to a Tucson Police Department release, 21 year old Oscar Rodriguez was hit in a crosswalk at Valencia and Country Club Roads at 10 a.m., Monday.  We do not have all of the details on this


Bache & Lynch Makes Roads Safe

Filled under Cycling, Road Conditions, Uncategorized on July 5, 2012 - no comments.

It turns out you CAN make a difference in Arizona when it comes to makes roads safer.  Several weeks ago, one of our partners, Frances Lynch, wrote an email to the person at Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) in charge of the maintenance for the area of Oracle Road at Catalina State Park.  That intersection had been a major hazard for bicycles.   As anyone who cycles in Tucson knows, there are many cyclists coming in and out of


Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Cycling, Road Conditions on May 23, 2012 - no comments.

As the streetcar construction continues, so do the closing of intersections. For the week of May 21, 2012, several roadways will be closed to vehicular and bicycle traffic. Pedestrian access will remain open at all times, and cyclists are reminded that they must walk their bikes while using the sidewalks. Over the Memorial Day weekend, repairs and replacement of a sewer line that extends across Broadway between Church and Stone Avenues will begin, which will


Motorized Bicycles

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Cycling, Damages and Compensation, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Road Conditions on May 15, 2012 - no comments.

More and more Arizona bicyclists are putting add-on gas or electric motors that allow their bikes to reach legal speeds of up to 20 mph on city streets. The appeal behind these bikes are that riders don’t need a license, registration or insurance to operate a motorized scooter, and building this type of bike is significantly cheaper than operating a car (gas, insurance, registration, etc.) or even riding the bus. In 2011, there were 89,000


Streetcar Construction

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Road Conditions on May 4, 2012 - no comments.

A part of University Boulevard was closed on May 1, 2012, and is expected to remain closed for the next four months for streetcar construction. The affected areas are west of Euclid Avenue to Bean Avenue, including the intersections of University and Bean Avenue and Second. Jacobus and First Avenues will remain open to through traffic only. This closure adds to ongoing closures on Fourth Avenue from Sixth Street to University and on Congress Street


Traveling Tips for Labor Day

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Road Conditions on September 2, 2011 - no comments.

With the long Labor Day weekend approaching us, it is important to take extra precautions before hitting the road.  Following some simple tips can help ensure that you and your loved ones stay safe: Buckle Up!  And be sure all your passengers are wearing their safety belts and children are in car seats, if appropriate.  According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety seat belts, when properly used, are 45 % effective in preventing deaths in


Unfriendly Crosswalks?

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Personal Injury, Road Conditions on September 1, 2011 - no comments.

We all know to look both ways before the crossing the street.  But sometimes we might need to pay a little more attention to our surroundings.  Right here in Tucson, $14 million was spent to widen a stretch of Tanque Verde road and to put in a new crosswalk at the intersection of Tanque Verde and Catalina Highway, however, the new crosswalk cannot be accessed easily by people in wheelchairs and scooters.  If you know someone who


Keeping Safe During Adverse Weather Conditions:

Filled under Accident, Car Accident, Road Conditions on August 30, 2011 - no comments.

As Hurricane Irene’s aftermath is impacting  the East Coast, it is important to review some good safety habits and tips on survival during a natural disaster. While we may not have hurricanes here in Southern Arizona, the monsoon season is upon us. Drivers should remember to exercise extra caution on the road. The Arizona Department of Transportation recommends reducing your speed when driving in the rain, wait a short time after the rain starts to