Arizona traffic fatalities reached 15-year high in 2021, U.S. data shows

Traffic fatalities in Arizona last year rose to the highest level since 2016, but the state’s 6.5% increase from 2020 was still well below the 10.5% rise nationally during the same period. Here, the Arizona Department of Transportation Traffic Operation Center monitors traffic throughout the state in this 2017 file photo. (Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

Traffic fatalities in Arizona last year rose to the highest level since 2016, but the state’s 6.5% increase from 2020 was still well below the 10.5% rise nationally during the same period. Here, the Arizona Department of Transportation Traffic Operation Center monitors traffic throughout the state in this 2017 file photo. (Tyler Fingert/Cronkite News)

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