For nine years -- 2003 through 2012 -- the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded the number of automobile accidents in Alabama and across the country, and the rate of auto-accident deaths in Alabama was nearly two times higher than the national average. But why?
Drivers may owe a duty of care to others sharing the road, but even that mutual responsibility may not be enough to protect motorcyclists. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle collides with a larger motor vehicle, size often dictates the outcome. Even with a helmet, the risk of being thrown and suffering a head or brain injury is great.
The potential consequences of drinking and driving are well-known. However, people still make the decision to get behind the wheel of a car after consuming alcohol, causing alcohol-related crashes. Unfortunately, a reckless decision such as this can leave other innocent people suffering the consequences. One man in Alabama was recently arrested after police said he caused an accident that injured four people.
With the official kickoff of the holiday season upon us, some shoppers may find themselves defending against the unsafe habits of other drivers on Alabama's roads and highways. Unfortunately, data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that negligent driving may result from more than just hurried shoppers battling traffic congestion.
With the upcoming holiday season, drivers should think about how to stay safe during their travels. Data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration shows that people in Alabama are among the most likely in the country to be victims of deadly car accidents.
Although drivers may consider themselves to be safe behind the wheel, a recent story reminds us that negligence can surface in unexpected ways.
Alabama authorities seem to continually step up their aggressive enforcement and prosecution of drunk driving laws, and for good reason. The human cost alone of drunk driving crashes is immeasurable, resulting in avoidable injuries or even wrongful deaths. Yet as a recent article reminds us, the societal cost of impaired driving is also staggering.
No matter how carefully we drive, not all car accidents are preventable. There are some factors we simply cannot control. If you are in an accident, however, you can control how you handle the situation.
Alabama drivers may be aware of the threat to their personal safety posed by drunk drivers, but a recent article warns of a new menace on the state’s roads and highways.
Although some driver errors may be unavoidable, it is hard to sympathize with a drunk driver whose negligence caused serious or fatal injuries to others on the road.