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How Dangerous Is Speeding on Arizona’s Highway 69?

Posted on February 18, 2022 in

While most drivers rarely think that some highways are more dangerous than others, the construction, road maintenance, and the highway’s various exits and entrances can make one highway more dangerous than others. Arizona Highway 69 serves as the main road to Prescott, Arizona. The highway is divided into four lanes throughout sections of Prescott Valley and gradually curves towards the southwest towards the west near Yavapai Hills. This highway began showing on state maps as a new route between Phoenix and Prescott in 1938. It’s an old highway with a lot of history. Unfortunately, not all of its history is good.

Accidents can happen on any highway for a variety of reasons. Arizona Highway 69 is no exception. In fact, because the highway is a long stretch of road that connects to various exits and entrances, it can be a cluster for accidents. Additionally, Highway 69 is a highway with history, and not all the stretch of road has been adequately maintained over the years. Combining the highway’s road conditions and high traffic can lead to serious motor vehicle accidents, which is why drivers must remain vigilant and avoid any negligent and reckless behavior.

The Consequences of Speeding on Arizona Highway 69

Speeding on a highway with a higher risk of collision doesn’t just come with potential legal consequences but can also cause life-altering consequences for injured accident victims. While the open road of Highway 69 may be tempting for speeding, the consequences are not often worth the temporary temptation. Some consequences for speeding include:

  • More significant potential for loss of vehicle control
  • Reduced effectiveness of protection equipment
  • Decreased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger
  • Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries
  • Economic implications of a speed-related crash

Additionally, the penalties for a speeding violation in Arizona depend on the circumstances of your situation. Generally, a driver caught speeding is guilty of civil traffic violation and may be penalized with a $150 to $500 fine. The exact fine amount will depend on factors such as speed, the county where the violation occurred, and whether there was an accident.

Speeding may seem like a good idea at the time. Whether you’re running late or wanting to see how fast you can go, speeding is a risk that’s not often worth it. Not only do you risk legal consequences, but if you’re in an accident and the other driver is injured, they may be entitled to legal compensation from you. A speeding ticket or accident is not worth the momentary lapse of judgment.

Contact Jensen Phelan Law Firm After an Arizona Car Accident

At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we specialize in helping injured accident victims who sustained their injuries due to another driver’s negligent behavior. We understand how complex the personal injury claim process can be, which is why we provide caring, experienced, and tenacious representation to help you receive the full and fair compensation you deserve under the law. Our specialist legal team has over fifty years of legal experience combined and has the necessary skills and resources to help you protect your legal rights. You can schedule a consultation with us today by filling out our contact form or calling (928) 778-2660.