In 2013, an estimated 72,000 crashes were caused by tired motorists. In Arizona, more than 1,780 auto accidents were attributed to drowsy or fatigued drivers. Experts claim that going longer than a day without sleep and then trying to drive is equivalent to driving while intoxicated.
There are many hazards that motorists face when they travel Arizona highways. Unfortunately, one of the greatest threats to their safety is the actions of negligent drivers, who often cause serious auto accidents. Recently, a driver was formally accused of causing the deaths of a young woman and her passenger.
Those who are diligent about ensuring their automobile insurance remains in good standing may believe that they will be covered should the need ever arise. Unfortunately, even the best customers may find themselves fighting to get reimbursed in the aftermath of auto accidents caused by other drivers. Those who have been injured or have sustained significant property damages while traveling along Arizona's roads are entitled to seek assistance in these circumstances.
Many drivers will often choose to travel Arizona freeways in the early morning hours for the reason that traffic is often less congested at that time. Unfortunately, this is also the time of night when visibility is reduced, and many drivers may attempt to return home after an evening on the town. These factors often play a significant role in causing serious auto accidents.
Overall, 2017 was a dangerous year in Arizona for motorists and pedestrians alike. A new report detailed the number of auto accidents and fatal incidents involving both car crashes and pedestrian accidents. Officials state that the vast majority of crashes are the result of driver errors.
Far too frequently in the aftermath of an unexpected tragedy, the survivors lament the shortness of life. Though nothing can ever prepare families for the loss of loved ones, the days and weeks that follow fatal auto accidents often leave them bereft and seeking answers as to the reasons behind the tragic events. Recently, two Arizona families were left to mourn their loved ones and wait for the person responsible to be located.
According to a study conducted by the Governor's Highway Safety Association, Arizona has the worst safety record regarding fatalities for pedestrians based on population figures. Recently, police were called to the scenes of two more serious incidents in connection with these types of auto accidents. The most recent one sent two victims to area hospitals.
Those who have limited mobility often do not let those disabilities prevent them from trying to live as normally as possible. Due to advances in design and technology, even those in wheelchairs can still navigate around Arizona towns and cities. Sadly, this also makes them more susceptible to tragedies such as auto accidents. Recently, a 78-year-old woman confined to a wheelchair lost her life in a car accident in Tempe.
Most motorists traveling in Arizona are aware of the dangers of distracted or impaired driving. Unfortunately, this knowledge does not always result in every driver exercising due diligence every time he or she gets behind the wheel. Recently, Governor Ducey signed a law that may reduce some types of auto accidents.
Without warning, lives can change forever, often due to circumstances beyond one's control. Countless families who have been devastated when unexpected tragedies such as auto accidents occur in spite of the precautions taken. One recent collision in Arizona has left surviving family members grieving the loss of three loved ones.