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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY ISSUES GRANT TO PCSO
 
Posted: 8/21/2017 12:00 AM
 
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $14,625 in grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to give our deputies collision investigation training. This includes classes for At-scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Investigation, Pedestrian/Bicycle Crash Investigations for Level 1 and 2, Advanced Traffic Investigations, Traffic Reconstruction, and Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes.

This funding, provided by the Arizona Governor’s Office of the Highway Safety, specifically enables PCSO to stay committed in getting justice for victims of fatal or serious injury collisions due to impaired drivers.

Arizona at a Glance – 2016
Motor vehicle crashes on local roads and highways across the state claimed the lives of 962 people in 2016, up by 67 from the year before. (ADOT)

The statistical report summing up data provided by law enforcement agencies around the state provides some sobering information about motor vehicle crashes last year, 126,845 crashes in 2016, nearly 5,000 of them were alcohol related.

The numbers highlight how better decisions can save lives when it comes to the following factors, some of which can apply to the same crashes:
  • 329 of those killed last year weren’t using a seat belt, child safety device or helmet.
  • 295 of those killed were involved in crashes related to exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for conditions.
  • 307 of those killed were involved in alcohol-related crashes.
Here are other figures from the 2016 Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report:
  • Approximately 2.63 persons were killed each day.
  • One person was killed every 9.11 hours.
  • There were 155.06 persons injured every day.
  • One person was injured every 9.29 minutes.
  • Alcohol Related crashes accounted for 3.88% of all crashes and 31.21% of all fatal crashes.
  • Of all alcohol related crashes, 78.81% occurred in Urban areas and 21.19% occurred in Rural areas, while 67.04% of all alcohol related fatal crashes occurred in Urban areas and 32.96% occurred in Rural areas.
  • Single vehicle crashes accounted for 15.80% of all crashes and 34.91% of all fatal crashes.
  • Of all Pedestrian crashes, 11.97% were fatal while 2.10% of bicycle crashes were fatal.
  • Crashes which occurred during daylight hours (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.) accounted for 72.4% of all crashes.
  • Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $10.748 billion in economic losses to Arizona.
  • Children age 14 and younger accounted for 36 fatalities and 3,588 injuries in motor vehicle crashes.
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