Driving Deaths Continue to Decline in Arizona

August 31, 2011

Arizona’s transportation department says that driving-related deaths continued to decline last year.

The Department of Transportation’s “2010 Crash Facts” report shows that 762 people were killed in car crashes in Arizona last year That’s down from 806 deaths in 2009, a 51/2 percent drop.

The department says last year’s figure also represents a “significant” drop from driving-related deaths in 2006, when 1,301 people were killed on Arizona’s roads. That’s the highest ever recorded in the state.

The recent data shows that of the driving-related deaths last year, 30 percent were alcohol-related. In 2009, alcohol-related fatalities made up 35 percent of all traffic deaths.

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