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ADOT Report: Total crashes up, fatalities down in 2018

Posted: 2:57 PM, Jun 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-18 20:45:47-04
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TUCSON, Ariz. — In 2018 Arizona saw more injury crashes but fewer fatalities on the roads, according to ADOT's annual crash report released Tuesday.

The number of total traffic fatalities increased by 1% in 2018 with 1,010 people killed in collisions, to 998 fatal collisions in 2017.

ADOT's annual report, which is available in full online , found 68% of traffic collisions occur on roads other than highways in Arizona, and 90% of crashes are caused by driver behavior.

ADOT produces the yearly crash report which is a compilation of traffic reports from multiple law enforcement agencies around the state. The report is a reflection of all crash data in all of Arizona including roadways, city streets, country roads, reservation roads and state highways.

ADOT Crash Facts report summary

Total crashes
2017: 127,056
2018: 127,805

Fatal crashes
2017: 916
2018: 917

Injury crashes
2017: 36,507
2018: 38,053

Fatalities
2017: 1,010
2018: 998

Injuries
2017: 53,376
2018: 55,879

Alcohol-related fatalities
2017: 261
2018: 324