ADOT Report Regarding Wrong-Way Drivers

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reviewed hundreds of accident reports and found the following data regarding the likely drivers, and the where and why of wrong-way crashes, and the likelihood of when wrong-way crashes are most likely to occur:

· In the hours leading up to bar’s closing at 2 a.m. and following bar closures after 2 a.m.

· On weekends, especially extended weekends and holidays.

· At the beginning of a year in January, end of a year in December, and the months of July and August.

· On urban divided highways.

· On Interstate 17.

· While driving impaired due to alcohol and or drugs.

· Males and persons between the ages of 26 and 35.