According to a Crash Facts Summary for Arizona in 2009, speeding accounted for 1,298 out of 202,278 accidents while reckless driving accounted for 33,845 out of a total of 202,278 accidents. Drivers seem to enjoy the thrill of the road that sometimes they forget to follow the traffic rules.
In recent news, Earl Simmons, more popularly known as rapper DMX, has been arrested again in the Valley (ABC15 08/25/2011). He was said to have been taken into custody at US 60 and Power Road for going on the radar at 102 miles/hr. Simmons’ license was suspended and revoked. He was arrested on and cited for criminal speeding, driving on a suspended license, and reckless driving. Back in 2007, Earl Simmons was indicted with felony charges, including drug possession–namely marijuana, weapons, and animal cruelty following a raid at his Cave Creek home. A SWAT team raided his home, seized a dozen distressed pit bull dogs, and dug up remains of three other dogs.
If you or a loved one has been in an accident involving a reckless driver or speeding, there is free consultation available to you at (602) 457-6222. We are Arizona speeding accident lawyers and we may be able to help.