As some Arizona drivers may know, there are certain days when driving might be more risky. While driving safely is always important, extra care may be necessary on such days of the year.
One person was injured in an Arizona wrong-way accident that occurred on July 15. The victim suffered serious injuries in the car accident, including a broken leg. Police suspected that the wrong-way driver was impaired at the time of the collision and arrested her.
The summer driving season has “unofficially” begun with the passing of Memorial Day weekend. This means that more people will be travelling to Arizona for vacations. Expect more traffic in the Grand Canyon region. Along with the additional traffic, law enforcement agencies will be initiating more patrols to catch drunk drivers, as they are known to pose hazards to the public.
While parents of teen drivers, as well as those who are in college, may be concerned about distracted driving, it is drunk driving that is still a persistent problem among young drivers. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people ages 15 through 19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a new study published by the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development revealed some disturbing trends for teen drivers.