In 2015, 10 people died in 10 traffic collisions in Arizona Labor Day weekend. To encourage smart driving decisions and reduce the number of car accidents in Arizona, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) overhead signs will display current traffic conditions and safety messages.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety also created a Labor Day Holiday DUI enforcement campaign to include nine separate task forces and 72 law enforcement agencies. Across the state, these agencies have been tasked with looking for impaired and dangerous driving behaviors.
Three high-traffic zones in Arizona the task forces will target are:
- Interstate 17 between Flagstaff and N. Phoenix
- Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson
- State Route 87 between Mesa and Payson
Arizona Labor Day Weekend Road Closures
It’s a given that drivers should expect heavier traffic over the holiday weekend. ADOT is removing certain highway construction work-zone restrictions from Friday through Monday evening to help keep traffic moving and reduce bottlenecks.
The transportation department offered the follow advice for motorists traveling in Arizona Labor Day weekend:
- Get plenty of rest before driving
- Pack extra drinking water and snacks
- Avoid the busiest travel times, if possible
- Check vehicles, including tire pressure, belts and fluid levels
Our car accident attorneys add that it is also good to have extra blankets, sturdy shoes and a first-aid kit in your vehicle just in case. If you do end up hurt in a car accident in Arizona Labor Weekend, please contact us day or night.
At Lerner and Rowe we treat our clients like family. We’ll fight to get you immediate medical care with no-out-pocket costs and the most compensation possible. Please call 844-977-1900 for a free personal injury case review, or submit an online case review form.