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Drunk driving deaths in Alabama

As the holiday season kicks off, you and many Alabama residents look forward to a variety of celebrations with friends, families and coworkers. While these things can be wonderful indeed, there can be a dangerous side to them when partygoers get in their vehicles to drive home after drinking alcohol. The dangers associated with drinking and driving can turn holiday festivities into holiday tragedies.

Assault and murder charges made in alleged DUI accident

Alabama residents who are concerned about people who drive drunk, cause accidents and then seem to be able to avoid any consequences have reason to be frustrated with this seemingly senseless cycle. With the holidays approaching, the worry about drunk drivers may even be greater as holiday celebrations commonly involve alcohol and motorists driving home after their parties.

New sound requirements for electric and hybrid cars

In 2020, electric cars may not be the silent machines we have become accustomed to. The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration (NHTSA) just released new requirements for electric cars and hybrids to have an audible noise when in motion. Learn what is changing, why it’s changing and how that might cut down on pedestrian accidents.

Three Alabama cities on nation's worst for drunk driving

Every day, you face the possibility of being injured by a negligent driver in Alabama. Whether as a driver yourself or as a passenger, bicyclists or pedestrian, one reckless act on the part of another person could put you in grave danger. Among the many causes of such accidents continues to be driving while impaired by alcohol. No matter how much public awareness campaigns work to educate about the dangers of drunk driving, too many people continue to make this choice.

Alabama in the top 10 states for pedestrian deaths

Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that in 2014, nearly 15 percent of people killed in car accidents were pedestrians. A review of their data reveals that Alabama is the 8th most dangerous state for pedestrians.

Is technology helping to make Alabama's roads safer?

Despite the media attention over the recent Tesla car crash, federal auto safety regulators have publicly committed to autonomous driving. Specifically, the United States Department of Transportation recently released the first guidelines for self-driving cars.

Birmingham driver implicated in deadly drunk driving crash

An Alabama man is facing criminal charges for a wrong-way crash he recently caused on I-65. According to Alabama State Troopers, the 36-year-old driver had refused to stop for local police before heading the wrong way on I-65 South.

Safety council predicts dangerous roads over Labor Day holiday

Are American drivers taking new vehicular safety features for granted? Innovations like blind spot alerts, automatic braking, airbags, hands-free technology and backup cameras are intended to improve safe driving behaviors. Yet according to a recent warning from the National Safety Council, the approaching Labor Day holiday could be the deadliest since 2008. The council predicts that over 400 traffic fatalities will occur over the upcoming three-day weekend.

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