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Arizona Law and One-Way Roads

By Breyer Law Offices on May 28, 2013

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.

Arizona law prohibits drivers from driving the wrong way on one-way streets for any reason, unless the motorist is in an authorized emergency vehicle. ARS 28-728 allows local authorities to designate highways and roadways for one-way traffic either permanently or temporarily as needed, and drivers must adhere to posted signage or face penalties. In addition, drivers in a roundabout must stay to the right of the island or posted signage at all times.

How to Avoid an Arizona Car Accident on a One-Way Road

Avoiding Arizona car accidents is about following the law and paying attention to the road. Avoiding a collision on a one-way road is no different. Here are some of the best ways you can avoid being involved in a serious crash on a one-way road and protect yourself and your passengers.

  • Pay attention to road signs, especially when you are in areas of the state that you are unfamiliar with. Some roads begin as two-way streets and become one-way streets and some roundabouts may be difficult to spot until you are upon them.
  • Always drive on the right side of the road. In this same vein, you should watch out for drivers who are not following the law or who may mistakenly turn down a one-way street going the wrong way.
  • Watch for signage on the roads to help indicate usage of a road as a one-way street.

What You Should Do After a One-Way Street Arizona Car Accident

Accidents happen, but Arizona one-way car accidents can be prevented. If you’re injured in a one-way car crash and need help, a skilled personal injury attorney can give you just that. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices will do whatever possible to help you get the compensation you need to cover your medical and vehicle repair expenses, emotional and mental suffering, and the loss of income sustained during recovery. We do whatever it takes to help victims through recovery and back to their normal lives.

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