Arizona Crash Statistics
Just as the national crash statistics show a slow and pretty steady decline in the numbers of fatal accidents occurring across the country, the Copper State also has declining numbers. In fact, falling from a high of 1,293 traffic fatalities in 2006, Arizona suffered the deaths of 770 people in vehicle crashes in 2014. Of those accidents, 482 occurred in urban areas, while 286 occurred on rural roads. Alcohol and speed and even seat belt use played a role in many of these deaths.
Speed, Alcohol, and Seat Belt Use in Fatal Arizona Accidents
Of the 770 fatal accidents that occurred in the state, 393 of the fatalities were in passenger vehicles. 141 of the occupant were wearing seat belt restraints, and 209 did not have their seatbelt on at the time of the accident. In 43 fatal accidents, it is unknown if the victims were wearing restraints.
Alcohol played a role in a decreasing number of fatal accidents. In fact, dui‐related deaths have dropped steadily in Arizona from a high of 399 in 2006 to 199 in 2014.
Speed played a factor in the deaths of 254 people in Arizona. While this number is far too high, it does represent a significant decrease from the 584 individuals who died in speed related accidents in 2006.
Motorcyclists, Bicyclists and Pedestrians Fatalities
Biker, cyclist, and walker deaths in Arizona
- Fatal motorcycle accidents reached 130 in 2014 (about 16 percent of total fatal crashes), a significant decrease from 151 in 2013, but a far cry from a low of 91 in 2010.
- 141 pedestrians (about 18 percent of total fatal accidents) lost their lives on Arizona roads, a decrease from 151 in 2013 and a high of 167 in 2006.
- 29 bicyclists (about 4 percent of total fatal accidents) were killed in traffic accidents, down from 35 in 2005, but up from 18 in 2012.
As a comparison, there were 32,675 fatal motor vehicle accidents across the country, of them:
- 4,295 motorcyclists died on U.S. roadways (about 13 percent of all total fatal crashes)
- 4,884 pedestrians were killed in motor vehicle accidents (about 18 percent of total fatal crashes)
- 720 bicyclists died on U.S. roads (about 2 percent of all fatal crashes)
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