Car Accidents Archives

Young Alabama man looses life in fatal car accident

As high school students head back to school this year, many will be responsible for transporting themselves to and from school and part-time jobs for the first time. While young drivers are often filled with excitement at the freedom driving presents, they should also be aware of the dangers associated with driving.

Officials hope Alabama texting ban will decrease accidents

While many individuals know certain activities may be harmful or even dangerous, it's sometimes hard to break old habits. One habit that drivers in Alabama would be wise to break, however, is texting while driving. In an effort to decrease car accidents, Alabama recently became the 38th state to enact a law banning drivers from texting.

Alabama's child restraint laws are lenient and outdated

Each year, thousands of children across the United States are injured and killed in car accidents. Sadly, many of these injuries and deaths could have been prevented had the children been properly restrained.

Alabama pedestrian recalls moments before being hit by car

From a young age children are taught to look both ways before crossing the street. It's a basic safety rule that most pedestrians follow. Likewise, most drivers know to slow down as they approach intersections or crosswalks where pedestrians may be crossing. When it comes to car accidents involving pedestrians, however, there seems to be a big difference between knowing safe pedestrian and driving rules and actually putting them into practice.

Tips to curb teen accidents this July 4

Summer holidays such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Independence Day are particularly deadly for motorists in Alabama and all across the country. On average, 12 more people die in car accidents on July 4 than on a typical day of the year. And teenagers are particularly vulnerable.

Can money, GPS info be paired to decrease speeding, car accidents?

How many times have you driven through Birmingham and seen a large sign that flashed your current speed in lights? For years, traffic safety experts thought that if drivers were made aware of their speeding, that it would encourage them to slow down and follow the speed limit. They were wrong.

Cars that talk to each other could help lower accident rates

What is the most efficient way to avoid car accidents? Some people would say that the only way to end car accidents would be to end human error, and even then, some car accidents may still be unavoidable. Human error, however, certainly accounts for the largest percentage of car accidents. Car accidents caused by drunk drivers, fatigued drivers and distracted drivers would all be eliminated if human error could be stopped.

States without helmet laws have 5x more fatal motorcycle crashes

Motorcycle helmet laws are controversial among bikers. Some bikers in Birmingham think that helmets should be mandatory for all bikers because they help reduce the chances of fatal accidents. Other bikers think helmets should be optional.

Alabama teens prioritize texting over avoiding car accidents

What does it take for people to learn a lesson? For some people, lectures or campaign messages are enough. For others, a close call is enough to deter them from doing the same dangerous or illegal activity again.

Will 85 mph speed limit cause or prevent car accidents?

What is the biggest cause of car accidents in Birmingham? Is it cars that drive too fast and cause fatal accidents, or is it cars that drive at speeds other than the posted speed limit? There is no concrete data available, but one state is taking a gamble and arguing that it's the latter. To solve that problem and hopefully help reduce the number of car accidents, the state is suggesting a new, higher speed limit on one stretch of highway.

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