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Beware of Fridays when behind the wheel


According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, in the past decade, nearly one million licensed drivers and registered vehicles have been added to Arizona’s roadways. That means more congestion and more crashes.

Of the 126,845 collisions in 2016, 30.3 percent happened on the state highway system, while 69.7 percent occurred on other roadways, such as city streets and county roads.

Fridays saw more crashes than any other day of the week. During weekdays, crashes spike during morning and afternoon commutes. On weekends, most crashes occur between 6-9 p.m. So much for the weekend starting right.

– Scott Hanson, HMA Public Relations

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