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Arizona Drivers in 2015
From January 2015 through September 2015, 891 people died as a result of motor vehicle accidents in the state of Arizona. There are several contributing factors to this unusually high amount of fatalities for Arizona drivers.
An AZCentral article addressed that gas prices were low allowing people to drive more, and Arizona car sales increased meaning more people were on the road as reasons and factors for the high number of deaths.
A Growing State
Arizona roads are becoming more crowded, but there are a few things you can do as a a driver to limit your chances of being injured in an accident. Number one, wear a seat belt. This sounds simple, but a substantial number of the deaths in 2015 were a result of people not wearing their seat belts.
Secondly, speeding was also determined to be a substantial factor in causing fatal accidents. Speed limits are there for your safety and the safety of others. Slowing down could be the difference between life and death.
What Should We Do?
In the event that you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, here are some quick tips on what to do. First, call the police. The police may not always come out but it is important to get a report of the incident while the facts are still fresh in your head.
Second, obtain the other drivers information as well as the information of any witnesses.
Third, take photos of the accident and any injuries.
Finally, always get checked out by a medical professional. Injuries from accidents might not appear for a couple of days and it is important to make sure that you are ok.
Thrush Law Group has been handling accident case for over fifteen years, and fully understands the impact an accident can have on an individual and their family.