Arizona Highway Deaths Up 24% as Historically Deadly Weekend Nears

So far this year, 136 people have died on Arizona highways, a 24 percent jump compared to this time last year. And odds are there will be a handful more this weekend. But ADOT is putting extra safety measures into place for long weekend—including speed restrictions on I-17—and asking drivers to buckle up, slow down and help save lives. After all, “True ‘accidents’ are quite rare,” ADOT’s director says.

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