ADOT report: Deadly crashes in Arizona on the rise

PRESCOTT, AZ - The Arizona Department of Transportation's annual "Motor Vehicle Crash Facts" report says 962 people were killed in crashes on Arizona roads in 2016. That's 65 more than in 2015.

The Daily Courier reports it is the second straight year that fatalities have increased statewide. 

The report shows speeding, impaired driving, and failing to use seat belts were major factors in fatal crashes. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation reported 40 deaths and 1,592 injured in Yavapai County in 2016. Those figures are down from 49 deaths and 1,472 injured in 2015, and 43 deaths in 2014. 

While there were 170 alcohol-related crashes in the county in 2016, there were six fatalities, down from 11 in 2015 and 10 in 2014. 

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