It’s just before 5 p.m. on Monday, April 4. Maricopa commuters are making their way home from another long workday. About halfway between the Phoenix metropolis and the city of Maricopa, traffic on State Route 347 comes to a standstill. Seemingly as one, Maricopa commuters open their phones and log onto Facebook — specifically, the Maricopa Traffic Rants group.

Crash on SR 347 April 4, 2022

Area commuters discussed this traffic accident on the Maricopa Traffic Rants Facebook group. The group is designed to be a place where Maricopa drivers can vent their frustrations about traffic issues and problematic drivers, especially those encountered on State Route 347. 


Katie Sawyer covers Maricopa and the surrounding area for PinalCentral, including city, education, business, crime and more. She can be reached at

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