Highway Accidents Near Chandler Arizona
Let’s face it, whether you are driving a car, SUV, truck, or operating a motorcycle, sooner or later you will find yourself on an Arizona highway. The dangers of highway accidents are imminent, but sometimes not so obvious.
The Dangers of Driving on the Highways and Byways nearby Chandler Arizona
If you have been driving for years, you might take the dangers of highway accidents for granted. If you are a less experienced driver you may not be aware that highway driving is dangerous and comes with considerable risk to you as a driver, your passengers, commercial vehicles (sometimes with exhausted drivers), highway work crews, and wildlife that wander onto the highway and many others man-made obstacles.
As speed limits have increased above 55 MPH, the dangers of driving or riding on Arizona highways have also increased. Obviously, controlling your vehicle at a higher speed requires more driver responsibility and it’s a fact that higher speed limits present more potential for accidents than lower speed limits. It is generally accepted that speeding causes more highway accidents than almost any other highway accident scenario.
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Highway Accidents In Chandler Arizona USA
2019: According to preliminary estimates from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 36,120 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2019, down 1.2 percent from 36,560 in 2018. The drop in 2019 was the third consecutive annual decline, which occurred despite a 0.9 percent increase in vehicle miles traveled from 2018. According to NHTSA, fatalities decreased slightly in 2019 for drivers, passengers motorcyclists, pedestrians, and pedal cyclists. Fatalities rose slightly in crashes involving large trucks and older drivers. The total fatality rate, measured as deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled, dropped to 1.10 in 2019, from 1.13 in 2018. NHTSA property damage figures shown below are based on accidents reported to the police and exclude fender benders.
The Most Dangerous Roads Nearby Chandler AZ
As determined by the Arizona Department of Transportation, following an investigation into traffic-related deaths between 2013 and 2015, these roads in Phoenix are the most dangerous for highway accidents.
State Route 101 was rated as the most dangerous route in Phoenix and the fifth most dangerous road in the state of Arizona by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A total of six fatal crashes occurred on this 1.5-mile stretch of road during the time period under investigation.
I-17 is the sixth most dangerous route in Arizona, and it is the second most deadly road in the city of Phoenix. Over a two-year period, this road was involved in 11 fatal crashes, resulting in a total of 12 deaths on a section of road that was only 4.02 miles in total length.
Nine fatal highway accidents occurred on State Route 202, with a total of 11 fatalities occurring within 3.94 miles.
In Chandler, I-10 is a major thoroughfare. There have been 21 fatal crashes on this route, resulting in a total of 22 fatalities, from its beginning at East Van Buren Street to its end at East Van Buren Street.
A law to permit the expansion of Interstate 10 between Chandler and Casa Grande has been signed by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, on May 4, 2022, at a time when the state is growing in population and economic development.
Anyone who has ever driven the 26-mile stretch of Interstate 10 south of the Valley – also known as the Wild Horse Pass Corridor – understands how it bottlenecks traffic between the two cities, resulting in increased traffic, accidents, delays, and, in some cases, fatalities and other serious injuries.
Only two lanes in each way are available on this segment of I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson, and it is the only one left. It is anticipated that this new project will increase the roadway to three lanes and extend the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane from Chandler down to Riggs Road, thereby alleviating traffic congestion. Everyone who lives in Chandler is ever hopeful that this expansion will decrease the number of highway accidents.