PHOENIX (Tucson News Now) - Hitting the road in Arizona might be more dangerous than you think. A new study found the state's rural roads have the fifth highest fatality rate in the country.
A National Transportation Research Group report shows the state's non-interstate, rural roads had twice as many traffic fatalities than the state's urban streets. That's three deaths for every 100 million miles of travel. Arizona's metropolitan roads saw 1.15 deaths per 100 million miles.