According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), the following is the breakdown for all reported motor vehicle collisions in 2009:
BREAKDOWN OF ALL CRASHES IN ARIZONA
- FATAL 709
- INJURY 33,380
- PROPERTY DAMAGE ONLY 72,678
- URBAN 84,941
- RURAL 21,826
- ALCOHOL RELATED 5,854
- PEDESTRIAN 1,523
- PEDALCYCLE 1,995
- MOTORCYCLE 2,958
- SINGLE VEHICLE 19,116
- MULTI-VEHICLE 87,651
BREAKDOWN OF FATAL CRASHES IN ARIZONA
- TOTAL 709
- ALCOHOL RELATED 244
- URBAN 299
- RURAL 410
- SINGLE VEHICLE 320
- MULTI-VEHICLE 389
- ALCOHOL RELATED SINGLE VEHICLE 116
- ALCOHOL RELATED MULTI-VEHICLE 128
BREAKDOWN OF PERSONS KILLED AND INJURED
- IN ALL CRASHES: KILLED 806; INJURED 50,610
- IN ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES: KILLED 261 INJURED 4,142
- IN URBAN CRASHES: KILLED 325 INJURED 39,656
- IN RURAL CRASHES: KILLED 481 INJURED 10,954
- USING SAFETY DEVICE: KILLED 221 INJURED 39,995
- NOT USING SAFETY DEVICE: KILLED 321 INJURED 4,152
- DRIVERS AGE 24 OR YOUNGER: KILLED 80 INJURED 8,098
- DRINKING DRIVERS AGE 24 OR YOUNGER: KILLED 35 INJURED 543
BREAKDOWN OF CRASHES BY TIME
- PEAK MONTH FOR ALL CRASHES DECEMBER
- PEAK DAY FOR ALL CRASHES FRIDAY
- PEAK HOUR FOR ALL CRASHES 4 PM – 5 PM
- PEAK MONTH FOR FATAL CRASHES APRIL
- PEAK DAY FOR FATAL CRASHES SATURDAY
- PEAK HOUR FOR FATAL CRASHES 6 PM – 7 PM
- PEAK HOUR FOR ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES 2 AM – 3 AM
- PEAK HOUR FOR FATAL ALCOHOL RELATED CRASHES 9 PM – 10 PM and 3 AM – 4 AM
- PEAK HOUR FOR MOTORCYCLE CRASHES 5 PM – 6 PM
- PEAK HOUR FOR FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASHES 4 PM – 5 PM and 7 PM – 8 PM
- MOST COMMON MANNER OF COLLISION Rear-End
- MOST COMMON DRIVER VIOLATION Speed too fast for conditions
Arizona at a Glance – 2009
- Approximately 2.21 persons were killed each day.
- One person was killed every 10.88 hours.
- There were 138.56 persons injured every day.
- One person was injured every 10.39 minutes.
- Alcohol Related crashes accounted for 5.48% of all crashes and 34.41% of all fatal crashes.
- Of all alcohol related crashes, 75.78% occurred in Urban areas and 24.22% occurred in
Rural areas, while 44.26% of all alcohol related fatal crashes occurred in Urban areas and
55.74% occurred in Rural areas.
- Single vehicle crashes accounted for 17.90% of all crashes and 45.13% of all fatal crashes.
Of all Pedestrian crashes, 7.94% were fatal while 1.25% of Pedalcycle crashes were fatal.
Crashes which occurred during daylight hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) accounted for 73.2%
of all crashes.
- Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $2.757 billion in economic losses to Arizona.
- Children age 14 and younger accounted for 43 fatalities and 4,093 injuries in motor vehicle crashes.