In years past, individuals involved in car accidents were very likely to sustain serious injuries of even fatal injuries. Today, states like Alabama have worked hard to make safety improvements to both rural and urban roads and highways. Additionally, car manufacturers have greatly improved the safety and handling of cars and trucks through technology including stability control, front and side-impact airbags and reinforced impact protection.
It's a proven fact; seatbelts save lives. Despite numerous public safety campaigns and laws mandating their use however, many Alabama drivers still fail to buckle up. A recent wrongful death serves as a solemn reminder to all Alabamans of the importance of wearing a seat belt while in a moving vehicle.
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.