Driving safety tips and resources from the Arizona Department of Transportation at FocusOnDriving.com keep motorists prepared on Arizona’s roads.

Lots to learn from annual crash facts report

An Important Message from Dallas Hammit, Deputy Director for Transportation

ADOT just published the annual Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report, and I encourage you all to check it out. While there were fewer reported crashes on Arizona roadways in 2020, the number of traffic fatalities increased to their highest levels in 12 years. According to the report, leading factors in traffic fatalities include speeding, impairment, reckless driving and not wearing a seatbelt.

There are many things we can learn from the 2020 report — most importantly, that driving is a big responsibility. The statistics show that when we make good decisions behind the wheel, we can help to make the roads safer for everyone.

Visit ADOT’s Focus on Driving website for safe-driving tips, and be sure to share what you learn with your family and loved ones.