/ Modified may 25, 2022 1:25 p.m.

Traffic fatalities climbed in 2021. What can lawmakers do about it?

Tara Gill at Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety says Arizona gets poor marks for its traffic safety laws.

Pedestrian crossing sign A sign warning drivers of high pedestrian traffic on West St. Mary's Road in Tucson on a late October afternoon.
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Traffic fatalities reached a 16 year high in 2021, according to data released last week by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

But lawmakers are doing little this year to address the rising number of traffic fatalities at a state level.

This week, AZPM spoke with Tara Gill from Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, which gives Arizona poor marks for its traffic safety laws.

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