Why Driving at Night is More Dangerous for Arizona Motorists

There’s no disputing it: driving at night is inherently more dangerous than driving during the day. Even though we only do a quarter of our driving at night, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports approximately 50 percent of car crashes happen once the sun has gone down. Making matters worse is the fact that Arizona doesn't observe Daylight Savings Time, which impacts the total number of hours of darkness. In the summertime, the sun sets around 7:15 p.m. and in the winter it sets nearly two hours earlier, or around 5:30 p.m. Even though Arizonans don’t jump f