As Alabama residents prepare for the approaching Christmas and New Years Eve holidays, Alabama Department of Transportation officials are urging drivers to be safe. Every year during the winter holiday season thousands of Alabamans travel to spend time with family and friends. Drivers who fail to abide by traffic laws and employ safe driving practices increase the likelihood of being involved in a serious or fatal car accident.
When two or more motor vehicles are involved in an accident, it's important that the drivers involved call the police and exchange car insurance information. Car insurance protects drivers in the event they are involved in a car accident in which they or another involved driver or passenger sustain injuries.
For more than three years, the family of a 26-year-old woman has mourned over the loss of their loved one. With hopes of one day helping special needs children, the young woman was pursuing a master's degree at an Alabama college. Tragically, her dreams will never be realized as she was killed in a fatal car accident when the driver of a pickup truck ran a red light.
Individuals involved in car accidents are often subject to a variety of injuries. Injuries including those to the head, neck and spine are among the most serious and life altering. While not typically life-threatening, injuries that result in amputation often require an individual to undergo years of physical therapy and rehabilitation.
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.
Drivers who travel along Alabama's Interstates during the early morning hours often face conditions that may increase the likelihood that they'll be involved in a car accident. Alabama State Troopers recently released information related to a multiple car accident that occurred around 5:45 a.m. in which two individuals lost their lives.
October is official National Brain Injury Awareness Month and provides a good opportunity to take a moment to better understand brain injuries and how those with brain injuries are impacted. Each year an estimated 1.7 million Americans are impacted by a brain injuries. Of these, approximately 52,000 will die.
As drivers in the baby boomer generation age, Alabama and other states across the nation face many questions and concerns related to a variety of societal matters. Costs and quality issues associated with nursing home care, medical care and social security are all hot button issues when looking at the baby boomer population. The growing number of elderly drivers and the problems they pose to public safety and increases in accidents are also an important consideration.
For years, Alabama parents with teenage drivers have been cautioning their sons and daughters to slow down, not drink and drive and put away their cell phones while driving. Unfortunately, much of the advice parents and educators try to bestow upon teen drivers falls on deaf ears, with many teens continuing to be involved in car accidents.
It takes the average teenager five seconds to send a text message. During that time, a car can travel the distance of a football field. During that time, the driver of a car can also cause or be involved in a serious or fatal car accident.