Phoenix Police Can Impound Your Car for Racing or Reckless Driving

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We’ve already discussed racing (which includes exhibition of speed), reckless driving, and vehicle impound separately. Effective April 2021 though, the city of Phoenix has joined these three topics together. Phoenix passed an ordinance in March 2021 that became effective April 2021. This ordinance allows police to impound a vehicle if they allege the driver was engaged in racing, exhibition of … Read More

A.R.S. 28-914 Using a Portable Wireless Communication Device While Driving


A.R.S. 28-914 provides in relevant part: A. Unless a motor vehicle is parked or stopped pursuant to section 28-645, subsection A, paragraph 3 or section 28-851, a person may not operate a motor vehicle on a street or highway if the person does either of the following: 1. Physically holds or supports with any part of the person’s body either … Read More

Masking of Convictions for CDL Holders is Prohibited

Masking of convictions prohibited

“Masking” refers to taking steps to prevent a violation committed by a driver holding a commercial driver license (CDL) from showing up on the driver’s CDLIS (Commercial Driver’s License Information System) record. 49 CFR § 384.226 addresses the prohibition on masking convictions: The State must not mask, defer imposition of judgment, or allow an individual to enter into a diversion program that … Read More

Permitting an Unauthorized Minor to Drive, 28-3474

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A.R.S. 28-3474 provides that “A person who knowingly causes or permits the person’s child or ward or any person under eighteen years of age to drive a motor vehicle on a highway if the person is not authorized under this chapter or in violation of this chapter is guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor. ” What does it mean to … Read More