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Recent San Tan Valley, AZ Accident News

Arizona sees a high number of traffic fatalities every year, largely attributed to alcohol-impaired driving. Auto accidents result in 55,000 injuries annually, with 150 injured daily. In addition to this, the high frequency of highway accidents in Arizona has been linked to reckless driving.

Traffic Accidents in Arizona

Arizona sees a high number of traffic fatalities every year, largely attributed to alcohol-impaired driving. Auto accidents result in 55,000 injuries annually, with 150 injured daily. In addition to this, the high frequency of highway accidents in Arizona has been linked to reckless driving. 

The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety released a preliminary report of the accidents that occurred in the first half of 2022. The numbers show that there has been a significant decrease in the fatalities that occurred in 2022 as compared to the same in 2021. The officials have reported that the number of fatalities in 2022 was 350 which is a sharp decline to the number of fatalities in 2021 – 626. 

These numbers were a welcome sight as the fatality rate had been increasing over the years and this sharp decline is a stark contrast. The officials at the Governor’s Office have reported that while these are only the numbers from the first half of the year, they are confident that this trend will remain steady and the yearly numbers will show that. 

However, they have also released a number of precautions as the causes of these fatal accidents have largely remained the same from previous years. 

Rick Murray, president and CEO of the National Safety Council’s Arizona chapter, has highlighted the fact that speed has been a major factor in most of the fatalities that have occurred. Keeping an eye out for the speed of the vehicle would be a huge step towards preventing more fatalities. 

Other causes like driving under the influence, distracted driving, drowsy driving, and even tailgating contribute significantly to these accidents. The statistics have shown that “unsafe speed” is the biggest cause. 

The statistics also show that younger drivers are more likely to get involved in these accidents compared to older drivers. In fact, people between the ages of 25 to 34 have been involved in the most accidents. There have also been numbers released that show that men are far more likely than women to be involved in these accidents. The fatality rate for men is twice as high as that for women. 

The officials have also reported the most dangerous time as this is the time frame in which most accidents have occurred. The accidents have mostly occurred in the daylight hours. The peak time was between 3.30-4.00 p.m. on Fridays. They have also reported that more accidents took place in urban areas compared to rural ones. 

The officials have revealed the areas in Arizona with the most number of accidents as well. Maricopa County takes the lead with a majority of the accidents occurring within its boundaries. Within this, Phoenix and Tucson hold the record for the most number of accidents in the state. 

Arizona Accidents Today:

According to the data reported by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, we can deduce that there have been almost 3 fatalities a day. These accidents will be far more in number when it comes to injury accidents. Nationwide Report holds records of all these accidents. 

Arizona Accidents Yesterday:

Accidents that occur in Arizona are updated on a daily basis on the Nationwide Report website. You will be able to request a report for an accident that occurred as early as yesterday.

Arizona Accident Reports:

All accidents have a record in our database. This is regardless of the severity of the accident. If you are looking for a certain accident, you will be able to find it with our organised system. In case you are unable to do so, you can submit a request and we will send the information to you as soon as we are able to do so. 

Arizona Accident FAQ

According to Arizona law, insurance is offered on a fault-based basis. The person responsible for causing the car accident in Arizona is also responsible for paying for the damages.

The law in Arizona requires that a police officer, not the drivers involved, report an accident if there is injury or death, vehicle damage, or property damage in the amount of $1,000 or more.

Maricopa County has more car accidents than any other county in Arizona (93,813), making it the most dangerous county to drive in.

The busy intersections in the region see a large number of collisions. McDowell Road and Camelback Road, for example, are two of the busiest roads in Arizona. Similarly, Phoenix has more than 20,000 fatal crashes at intersections each year due to the city’s busier intersections. Police reports indicate that drivers often misjudge the turn times at these intersections, leading to accidents.

911 tapes are available for public access in Arizona unless the government justifies withholding access.

The City of Phoenix’s Street Transportation Department gets nearly 30,000 crashes each year — 85 accidents a day, on average.

Approximately 2.89 people die every day. Every day, an average of 113 people get injured. An estimated 13,512 vehicle crashes are caused by hit-and-run drivers. And, fatal crashes caused by alcohol account for 16.8 per cent of all crashes.

Car insurance in Arizona must meet or exceed the following minimum coverage levels: Bodily injury liability coverage: $25,000 per person / $50,000 per accident. Liability coverage for property damage: Minimum $15,000.

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