The Arizona Department of Transportation released Motor Vehicle Accident Facts for 2010. The statistics of the various auto accidents in Arizona are available below:
- Approximately 2.09 persons were killed each day
- One person was killed every 11.50 hours
- One person was injured every 10.50 minutes
- Alcohol related crashes accounted for 5.17% of all crashes and 30.09% of all fatal crashes
- Of all alcohol related crashes, 78.23% occurred in urban areas and 21.77% occurred in rural areas, while 58.57% of all alcohol related fatal crashes occurred in urban areas and 41.43% occurred in rural areas.
- Single vehicle crashes accounted for 17.42% of all crashes and 41.12% of all fatal crashes
- Of all pedestrian crashes, 10.77% were fatal while 0.99% of pedal-cycle crashes were fatal
- Crashes which occurred during daylight hours (6am to 6pm) accounted for 73.6% of all crashes
- Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $2.668 billion in economic losses to Arizona
- Children age 14 and younger were account for 31 fatalities and 3,881 injuries in motor vehicle crashes.
These kind of statistics show that it is always best to make sure that you aren't distracted while you are driving. Whether it being talking on your phone, texting, or even drinking while driving all have the same dangers attached. With a little help from everyone across the state Auto Accident rates in Arizona wouldn't be as high as they are now.
We can help have an impact on the overall traffic here in the state. Keeping your eyes on the road is the main thing to do. No distraction is imporant enough to take your eyes off the road for even a second. We should always wear our seatbelts and have proper restraints for our children. With the new Arizona booster seat law that is in full gear now, it is very imporant to make sure that your child is restrained properly when they are in a vehicle.
Let's all help make Arizona a safer place to commute. We are a commuting city, so let's share the road and be safe while we drive.