ADOT will unveil new plans to combat wrong way drivers in Arizona. The state has seen a huge increase in wrong way driving accidents that have killed seven people and injured 11 in only 6 weeks.
Investigators suspect impairment in all the incidents.
ADOT officials were scheduled to discuss changes in signage at Phoenix-area highway interchanges at an event this morning as part of the agency's efforts to grab wrong-way drivers' attention before they enter the road in the wrong direction, according to a statement from the agency.
Officials are scheduled to discuss changes regarding highway signage to help get the attention of drivers before they make the mistake of getting on the freeway incorrectly.
There were 78 Arizona deaths due to crashes involving wrong-way drivers from 2008 to 2012, according to U.S. Department of Transportation data.
ADOT should have started to create a plan for wrong way drivers decades ago. This isn't a sudden trend. This has been happening for years. ADOT really needs to get work hard to keep everyone safe on the roads. Safety is key.