With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us, many Alabama residents are on the search for the perfect Christmas tree. Whether residents chose to cut their own tree or purchase an already cut tree, in order to prevent being involved in an accident, it's important to ensure a tree is properly and securely transported.
Motorcyclists have many safety concerns with which to contend. Not only must they ensure their own motorcycle is in proper working condition, but they must also attempt to anticipate the actions of other cars and trucks who often fail to see motorcycles. Sadly, one Alabama man recently died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle and car accident last July.
As Alabama residents prepare to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday, highway safety officials are encouraging safe driving behaviors. Each year, as Alabama residents travel to celebrate with loved ones there is an increase in the number of car accidents that occur around Thanksgiving. The majority of these car accidents, however, are preventable.
School zones often present many challenges for drivers. This is especially true in the evening hours as students, parents and members of the public attend sporting events. Sadly, an Alabama father and his two-year-old son were recently killed in a wrongful deathwhen they were struck by a car while leaving a football game.
Every year, thousands of car accidents and near accidents across Alabama are caused by distracted driving. A driver who takes their eyes and focus off the road even for a few seconds endangers the lives of everyone on the road. One recent fatal car accident proves the risks and dangers associated with distracted driving.
Each day across Alabama, thousands of children travel to school on school buses. While accidents involving school buses are fairly rare, when they do occur the resulting injuries can be serious and even fatal. Thankfully there were no fatalities when a SUV recently rear-ended a school bus in rural northern Alabama.
Alabama motorcyclists must contend with many dangers while traveling along Alabama's highways and roads. Oftentimes cars and trucks fail to see motorcycles and injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often serious or even fatal. A recent wrongful death that occurred on I-459, however, proves that motorcyclists and their fellow riders can also be a danger to one another.
Every day across the nation and in state like Alabama, teen drivers are involved in car accidents. Many of these accidents are attributable to distracted driving behaviors like texting while driving. Despite the recently enacted ban in Alabama on texting while driving, many teen drivers continue to text while driving. Some teens near Birmingham recently experienced firsthand the many dangers associated with texting and driving.