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Study: Arizona one of the most dangerous states over Fourth of July

Jun 30, 2018, 5:01 AM
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PHOENIX — The Fourth of July holiday is usually associated with good times, but a recent study shows otherwise.

According to ASecureLife, Fourth of July weekend is considered one of the most dangerous times of the year for motorists.

While states like Delaware and Wisconsin are among the top states in terms of safety over the holiday, Arizona came in as one of the most dangerous, ranking sixth.

But why?

There are two big reasons for the ranking, wildfires and impaired driving deaths.

States like California and Arizona, who have been hit with fires already this summer, not only have to worry about the threat of drunk drivers, but also the high chance of wildfires during the holiday.

Delaware came in as the safest state in the nation over Fourth of July weekend, while Oklahoma is considered the most dangerous.

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Study: Arizona one of the most dangerous states over Fourth of July