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Switching clocks backward or forward is dangerous for more reasons than one, and an increase in car accidents and workplace injuries is at the top of that list. Other health dangers include an increase in heart attacks and increased cluster headaches.
The debate is still raging about the safety of self-driving cars, and it seems Tesla has thrown yet another curveball into the mix. Tesla owners can now use Smart Summon to ask their car to drive to them from a distance up to 200 feet. While Tesla warns drivers to use this only in private parking lots and driveways, there are already plenty of YouTube videos showing people trying it out in busy shopping mall parking lots and more.
In 2018, Arizona saw more than 2,000 crashes caused by hitting an animal in the road, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. These crashes caused two fatalities and 249 injuries. There are all types of animals that can cause accidents: deer and other wildlife, but also dogs and farm animals that should be kept away from roads.
So, if you hit an animal, are you covered?
Rollover crashes are not as common as other types of collisions, but there are still more than 2,500 statewide each year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. In 2018, these crashes resulted in 127 fatalities and 2,134 people injured. The majority of rollover crashes happen in rural areas; fewer happen in urban areas. This is likely due to more open roads in rural areas, allowing people to travel at higher rates of speed, as well as more dangerous shoulders that can cause drivers to lose control.
Police and emergency crews responded to a serious accident near Apache Junction early Saturday morning, September 21, 2019, after a single vehicle rolled over and crashed near Idaho Road. It is unclear how many people were inside the vehicle or why it rolled over, but three people were taken to a hospital for their injuries. The road was closed for several hours because of the crash, allowing crews time to clean up the debris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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