Arizona Traffic Fatalities Rising
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Mar 19, 2013 in Local
The National Safety Council recently announced an approximated 5 percent increase in the number of traffic fatalities in Arizona last year. Additionally, the number of teen driving traffic fatalities has increased as well, raising serious concerns throughout the state. Distracted driving bans have been the solution for many states throughout the country. Those states that have succeeded in implementing distracted driving bans have seen great improvements thus far.
Therefore, legislatures role in curbing the number of Arizona auto accidents is critical. At this time in Arizona, there is only a distracted driving ban placed on school bus drivers. While this is important to protect the safety of the students throughout the state, research suggests that a comprehensive distracted driving ban may prove to be instrumental in reducing the number of Arizona traffic fatalities, especially amongst teen drivers.
While Arizona does not have a statewide ban on texting and driving, it is against the law to text and drive in Tucson and Phoenix. Drivers that are caught texting while driving in Phoenix could be fined up $250. While legislation remains the way it is today, all Arizona motorists must be aware of the dangers associated with distracted driving.
If you or a family member has sustained an injury in a distracted accident, you may have grounds for legal action. Phillips Law Group has helped numerous auto accident victims receive favorable outcomes for their legal claims. Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping injured individuals receive the justice that they deserve.