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Rhonda Stricklin

In The News: Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Holidays are soon approaching, and traffic is always heavy as people travel to and from their destinations. The Center for Advanced Public Safety are tracking data to really target where wrecks are more common. Read more

Sources: WVUA, Tuscaloosa News, NBC 13 - Nov. 25, NBC 13 - Nov. 26, NBC 13 – Nov. 30, NBC (Huntsville), ABC 33/40, CBS (Dothan), Fox 6

In The News: The ridesharing impact on drunk driving

Uber and Lyft driving have become popular side hustles for people around the world. But for one driver the ride sharing services are more than just a full-time gig. “Oh my goodness, it has been awesome, I have loved it. It’s made my life so much happier,” Leigh Ann Browne… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 on 10/31, Fox 6 on 11/3, NBC (Montgomery), Fox (Dothan)

In The News: Fourth of July holiday brings higher risk of fatal wrecks

Alabama averages more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at the University of Alabama. Read more

Sources: Tuscaloosa News, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), The Tuscaloosa News, Yellowhammer, Alabama Daily News, Alabama News Center

In The News: ALABAMA STUDY SHOWS IMPORTANCE OF BUCKLING UP

There were 743 people who were killed in car crashes in Alabama in 2018 and 366 of them were not wearing seat belts. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted a study on the importance of buckling up and found that the probability of dying in a… Read more

Sources: WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, Fox 6 (Birmingham), WAFF 48 (Huntsville), NBC 13 (Birmingham), Alabama News Center , WVUA (Tuscaloosa), NBC 13 (Birmingham), WERC-FM (Birmingham), Fox 6 (Birmingham), Rome Sentinel (New York)

In The News: Put down that cell phone! Alabama lawmakers are getting closer to passing hands-free driving laws.

Hey drivers! Put down that cell phone because Alabama is on the verge of passing hands-free driving laws in March 2019. Admit it, your cell phone is your best friend. At work, at home, at the store and in the car, your phone is always right there with you …… Read more

Sources: Bham Now, WBRC 6 (Birmingham)

In The News: Universty of Alabama and Auburn awarded grant to study traffic

The University of Alabama is teaming up with Auburn University to conduct a new state-wide traffic study, and it’s all about keeping Alabamians safer on the roadways. Alabama and Auburn will join forces with the Alabama Department of Public Health to take information from that study and then convert it… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville)

In The News: New UA study looks at seatbelt, crash statistics

A new University of Alabama study shows a person not wearing a seatbelt in a car crash is 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up. Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), NBC 12 (Montgomery), ABC 9 (Columbus, Georgia), ABC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WVUA (Tuscaloosa), Phys.org, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), WAFF-NBC (Huntsville), WSFA-NBC (Montgomery), Yellowhammer News, OA Now, ABC 33/40 (Birmingham), KFVS-CBS (Paducah, Kentucky), Alabama Today, The Columbian (Washington), CBS 42 (Birmingham), WYDE-FM (Birmingham), WPMI-NBC (Mobile), Alabama News Center

In The News: Spring break road travel safety

Across Alabama, many people are either on spring break right now, or getting ready for it in the next few weeks. For those who will be on the road this spring break, traffic researchers have some safety considerations for you to remember. University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee)

In The News: 2 children killed in 2 different West Alabama car wrecks Thanksgiving week

Two children killed in two separate car accidents this week in West Alabama. Thanksgiving week is known as one of the deadliest times to travel on the road …It’s scary to think of but it’s real life and it’s happening all the time in Alabama according to public safety experts.… Read more

Sources: Fox 6 (Birmingham), NBC 5 (Memphis, Tennessee), WDAM 7 (Moselle, Mississippi), NBC 10 (Albany, Georgia), WTOC 11 (Savannah, Georgia), NBC 12 (Montgomery), WTVM 9 (Columbus, Georgia), Fox 10 (Mobile)