Arizona law enforcement will be out in force looking for speeders, drunk drivers and other traffic violations as they aim to reduce the number of serious and fatal Arizona car accidents this Memorial Day weekend, according to ABC15.
While New Year’s is the holiday that frequently gets the attention when it comes to the dangers of traffic accidents, the summer holidays of Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day are the deadliest in Arizona.
“We’re going to have a lot of officers out here working the streets, the highways, the back ways, and the interstates,” said Department of Public Safety Officer George Gregor.
A total of 343 of the 937 fatal Arizona car accidents in 2008 involved a drunk driver; accounting for more than one-third of all traffic fatalities, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Fatal Arizona car accidents during 2008 holidays
New Year’s: 3
Memorial Day: 11
Fourth of July: 11
Labor Day: 11
Nationwide fatal holiday traffic accidents
New Year’s: 141
Memorial Day: 370
Fourth of July: 437
Labor Day: 423
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