Report: Phx metro freeway crashes dramatically increase in 2015

The headline is the paper reads Report: DPS, ADOT clearing crashes faster on Maricopa County freeways but a factiod reveals later in the article should have been noted, my emphasis “Despite a 23 percent increase in freeway crashes“. This is a huge year-over-year increase. Why? If you read the actual press releases, it mentions the period is the first nine months of 2014 vs. 2015. yikes.

ADOT press release: despite a 23 percent increase in the number of freeway crashes

MAG press release “Despite a 23 percent increase in the number of freeway crashes, the time to clear crashes of all severities was reduced between 48 and 65 percent,” said DPS Director Frank Milstead…. annoyingly, MAG posted on their facebook that “accident” clearing time was reduced. #crashnotaccident, please.