Independence Day ups instances of deadly, severe traffic crashes

By Associated Engineering Press

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A recent study from The University of Alabama shows traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadly. According to researchers the July 4th holiday averaged a total of 11 fatal crashes over the last five years. The major causes of these crashes are listed as impaired driving from alcohol or other drugs as well as speeding.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Posted on: July 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features: