Another highway safety group is out with their list of the best and worst states when it comes to highway safety.
Arizona came in the third worst. According to Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Arizona only has four meaningful laws protecting drivers on the roads.
Seven states received a green rating, thirteen states received a red rating and the remaining states received a yellow rating.
Arizona: RED. Indeed, Arizona was not even eligible for a green rating because it is missing key, required laws, including but not limited to helmet requirements for motorcycle riders, seatbelt primary laws for passengers, minimum age at 16 for a learner's permit and a state-wide texting and driving ban.
In 2016, almost 1000 people died in vehicle crashes on Arizona’s highways, making this single one-year economic impact of vehicle crashes at $4.1 billion.
The response of Arizona’s legislators to the low grades? We already have too many laws on the books, so we don’t want any more.
It is really time for our legislators and highway department to WAKE UP and enact some meaningful measures to protect the Arizona highways.
Until then, the attorneys at Zachar Law Firm will keeping filing lawsuits for our clients and keep holding the State responsible for it’s roadway negligence.