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There are more than 30,000 fatal car crashes in the United States annually, in which more than 50,000 people are killed. About 1,000 of these fatal car accidents occur in Arizona. Nationally, and in Arizona, car accidents are the leading cause of death for those between the ages of 2 and 34, and they are among the most common causes of injury for people of all ages.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), alcohol is factor in approximately 40 percent of fatal car crashes and 10 percent of injury accidents nationwide. In Arizona, alcohol is a factor in more than 30 percent of accidents in which drivers are killed, and where the driver had a blood alcohol reading of .08 or greater.
Any activity that distracts a driver’s attention from driving is a distraction and is
potentially dangerous to the driver, passengers, pedestrians and other motor vehicles on the roadway.
Arizona car accident facts to consider:Over 3,000 crashes involve a motorcycle