The San Francisco-based startup endured a shaky December rollout in California — including running red lights — that culminated in a standoff between Uber and state regulators who wanted more transparency and reporting. Doug Ducey seized the opportunity and used lax regulations to entice Uber, which decided to ship more than a dozen SUVs to metro Phoenix.“California may not want you, but Arizona does,” said Ducey, who took the first ride as a passenger in Uber’s self-driving cars last month.
From there, the tour continues to stunning overlooks of colorful Coal Mine Canyon and two petroglyph sites, including Dawa Park, a box canyon lined with thousands of images etched into the rocks.
From the start of 2017 through May 29, according to the data, there have been a total of 694 wrong-way driver reports compared to 1,104 in 2015 (tracking began in April) and 1,729 in 2016.
Even more shocking, there have been 36 wrong-way-driver-related deaths or injuries in 2017 compared to 30 from 2016 and 16 from 2015.
At least two incidences since May 29 have already added to this year's total to date.
RELATED: 26-year-old wrong-way driver dead after colliding with truck; 2 dead in wrong-way crash on State Route 51 in Phoenix In his statement, Ducey says he wants all of Arizona to know the state is taking this issue "extremely seriously.""Our goal is to reduce fatalities and save lives, and we will take every appropriate measure in order to do so," Ducey said.