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The Arizona Department of Transportation recently released its finding for 2018 crashes around the state, and the numbers were startling. There were nearly three people killed every day on average across the state due to car accidents. There were 146 injured every day. Most crashes occurred during the daylight hours. Crashes cost Arizona around $19 billion in losses. Read the rest »
There were nearly 50,000 car crashes in Phoenix in 2018, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation Crash Facts Summary. That’s approximately 136 crashes every single day. Read the rest »
Originally published November 3, 2017.
You can’t avoid one-way roads in Arizona. They’re everywhere. Whether you’re approaching a full street in a downtown metropolis reserved for traffic heading in just one direction, or you’ve found yourself in a roundabout or traveling along a rotary traffic island, you will have to deal with one-way streets at one point or another in your travels. Read the rest »
Originally published August 8, 2016.
Did you know that there were 127,056 vehicle accidents in Arizona in 2018? Thankfully, only 0.72% were fatal – 912 of the total. Over 100,000 of these collisions took place on urban roads, and over 36,000 people were injured in one year alone. The most common type of crash? Rear-end collisions, by far.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (AZDOT) tracks car accidents, injuries, and deaths on the state’s roads each year in order to spot safety issues and plan ways to reduce these events. Read the rest »
Originally published October 31, 2014.
When you have a teenage driver in your household, you may sometimes feel like the world is about to end. We’ve all seen the movies and television shows – they tell us that if you deny your son or daughter the right to go out and have fun with friends, somehow, they’re going to get their hands on a pair of keys, and the consequences will be disastrous on Arizona’s nighttime highways. Read the rest »
Recent news reports are warning drivers about the potential of car trouble caused by the sweltering Arizona summer heat. Extreme temperatures can increase the likelihood of breakdowns and crashes, so it is important to take a few precautions to keep your car in tip-top shape. Read the rest »
First of all, we cannot stress enough the importance of wearing a safety belt. Even a short jaunt to a corner store a few blocks away can end in tragedy if a car’s occupants are not buckled in.
Consider the following statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Read the rest »
Since the first traffic light was installed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1914, the red light has proved to be an effective tool for controlling traffic and preventing accidents. However, traffic signals are not infallible, especially when you factor in human behavior. Read the rest »
Summer means longer road trips for many people, whether they are enjoying a weekend camping, visiting friends, going to the beach, or traveling to the nearest amusement park. Longer road trips mean more time on the road, more cars on the road, and can mean an influx of tired and distracted drivers. Read the rest »
Residents from the northern states, as well as Canada, flock to Arizona every winter. Hoping to avoid the cold climates they come from, they stay in Arizona for several months. They come to enjoy the beautiful weather, while taking in the gorgeous scenery and the famous sights throughout the state. But they end up spending a lot of time on the roads, which is one of the reasons accidents spike in Arizona during the winter months. Read the rest »