Arizona DOT Taking Steps to Reduce Number of Wrong-Way Crashes


A deadly wrong-way crash along the Loop 101 freeway in Phoenix Tuesday morning raises new questions about driver safety.

A recent study shows that from 2004-2014, there were 245 wrong-way crashes in Arizona, resulting in 91 fatalities.

The high number of wrong-way crashes prompted Arizona's Department of Transportation to put up hundreds of oversized "wrong way" - and "do not enter" signs along freeway off-ramps in hopes of getting drivers' attention. But it's not always enough, especially with the number impaired drivers out on the road. Some motorists have wondered whether metal bar stop sticks you see in parking garages, could be used to stop wrong-way drivers.

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