Five of the thirteen most dangerous railroad crossings are in the Phoenix area, according to the Federal Railroad Administration.
Pedestrian deaths rose approximately 10 percent last year, as gas prices lowered and motorists drove more.
AAA Arizona has endorsed passage of Arizona House Bill 2241, which would prohibit teens from using cell phones while driving a vehicle with a learner's permit and during the first six months of the Graduated Driver License phase There is an exception for emergency situations.
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2013 statistics show that Arizona had 849 traffic fatalities, 151 pedestrian fatalities. Phoenix has 176 total traffic fatalities, and 52 pedestrian fatalities.
The next few months are a busy time of year on Phoenix roads and at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, as a result of the weather, the increased number of out of town travelers. Conventions, professional and college sports events and bowl games are big draws.
The Independent has collected data on intersections in Apache Junction, Mesa, and Queen Creek, with the highest number of traffic incidents in recent years.
Paul Englander has been selected by his peers to be honored in 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation.
Unfortunately, although it is required, many Arizona drivers do not have liability insurance in effect.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reports that each year there are over 600 child pedestrian fatalities. Pedestrian injuries are one of the leading causes of injury related deaths for children in the United States.
In Arizona when a traffic collision occurred we used to have "accident reports," now police agencies label it as an "Arizona Crash Report."