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The Marana Police Department has a new tool in their efforts to keep the town’s streets safe. Five patrol vehicles are now equipped with state-of-the-art thermal imagers.
(BPT) - If you’re feeling nervous about handing the car keys to your teenager for the first time, you’re not alone. It’s a common sentiment given some sobering statistics. According to teendriversource.org, 20 percent of all 16-year-old drivers will be involved in an accident during their first year behind the wheel. And studies show more teenage motor vehicle fatalities happen during the summer than any other time of year. But there are some things you can do to help keep your teenager from becoming a statistic. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has some tips and tools to keep your teen safe.
(NAPSI)—Tires are the only thing between you and the road, so it’s imperative motorists stay on top of tire maintenance. Proper tire maintenance is important all year, but especially in the summer months as the temperature starts heating up and the frequency of tire blowouts increases.
(BPT) - It’s a scary thought. You glance down to grab your travel mug or change the radio station just as the van traveling in front of you slams on the brakes. Now it’s up to you to respond. But what if your car could brake automatically to help avoid the crash?
My 19-year-old daughter crashed her car two weeks ago. And when I say that she “crashed her car,” I do not mean to say that she got into a fender bender. I mean to say that she crashed her car to the extent that airbags deployed on impact. I mean to say that her windshield shattered and the front end of her little Honda Civic looked very much like the peeled back tin top of a Pringles can. I mean to say that the paramedics on the scene told her—in no uncertain terms—that the seatbelt she was wearing most certainly saved her life. It was that kind of car crash. Remarkably, she walked away with just a few scratches.
(BPT) - Anyone over a certain age has heard about the “the three Rs” of education - reading, writing and arithmetic. The thinking is that if you graduate from school knowing how to read, write and solve basic math problems, you’ll have the fundamentals for a successful life. But these days much more is required, especially when it comes to making sure you have the financial resources to take care of yourself and your family.
1. Towns struggle with record freeze
It’s a bit ironic that professional NASCAR racecar driver Alex Bowman nearly failed his driver education course in high school.
My friend whose vehicular operating habits are material for a high school driver’s education class movie was recently pulled over by a police officer for a traffic violation. He considers his seniorly age an automatic exemption when exhibiting stupid driving behavior. This time, being a little too clever almost cost him a lot of money.
Man injured in Avra Valley house fire
Oct. 13 class for babysitters at Golder Ranch
Friends and classmates of a Marana High School student killed in a car accident on her way to prom are rallying to help her family and educate others about seat belt use.
Ten years ago in April, a U.S. Marines Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey aircraft crashed at the Marana Regional Airport, killing all 19 servicemen aboard.
After retirement, weekends aren't often a big deal and I spend many of them channel surfing. Recently I settled for an edgy, thrilling program that was comparably stimulating to Olympic curling, world dart championships, and beginner's archery — golf.
Milling at night next week along Oracle Road project
You may have noticed that everything is becoming "green" these days, but that doesn't guarantee they're ecologically friendly, healthy or safe. I'll offer some examples and let you decide whether or not we're getting environmentally cleansed or simply hosed.
Feb. 2, 1959. It would be the night rock ‘n’ rollers Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson appeared on stage for the last time at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa.
March 1, 2006 - The Town of Marana and Pima County will pay up and avoid trial, it seems.
Nov. 17, 2004 - Following in a line of cities and towns across the nation, Oro Valley is looking at a possible ban of motorized scooters.
The Oro Valley Town Council has dismissed nearly a dozen objections and 16 protests from property owners opposing their participation in an Oracle Road Improvement District to finance more than $7 million in road work along North Oracle Road between East Pusch View Lane and North First Avenue.
There are a lot of historical roadside attractions in Arizona, but most people either blaze by them in their hurry to points unknown or don't even travel the road where something of interest might be awaiting investigation.
Lisa Secan and Mary Snider are moms on a mission.
A Continental Ranch resident who was almost killed by an alleged drunken driver claims the Marana Police Department let his assailant get away because the driver was an undocumented immigrant and Marana did not want to assume the hospital costs it would incur if police arrested the injured man.