According to recently reported statistics from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), 2011 marked the first time in more than five years that the rate of deaths in Yavapai County car accidents rose. In 2011, there were 53 fatalities in Yavapai County that were caused by car crashes, according to reports.
This was a 17 percent increase from the statistics reported in 2010. Nearly 1,370 individuals were injured in collisions in 2011 while less than 1,350 were injured in motor vehicle accidents in 2010. Additionally, more than 180 collisions in Yavapai County in 2011 were caused by drunk drivers and statistics show that there was a sharp increase of nearly 29 percent in the number of injuries sustained in those crashes. Approximately 15 people died as a result of their own involvement in drunk driving accidents in 2011.