Deadly car crashes are down across the country, but not in Arizona. The National Safety Council recently released a report which says deadly car crashes in the state went up about two percent in 2017. In Arizona 970 people lost their life on the state roadways.
The state has spent over three-and-a-half million bucks on a wrong-way detection system in hope of decreasing the number of deadly accidents.
Officials say when the economy is good, deadly crashes go up because more people are out spending and making money.