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Dr. Laura Myers provides common sense weather safety tips    /  WVUA

This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Alabama. Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott has special reports all week, designed to help you and your family stay safe. In this report, Richard…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: February 19, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Former professor returns to lead transportation institute    /  Crimson White

Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama on Feb. 17 to serve as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.  Parrish was employed at the University from 1990…


Source: Crimson White    /    Published: February 5, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Alabama Transportation Institute Names New Director    /  UA News

Dr. Allen Parrish is returning to The University of Alabama as executive director of the Alabama Transportation Institute.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: February 3, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Weather warning experts say many people don’t know their location    /  CBS 42 - 7 a.m.

Dr. Laura Myers with the University of Alabama has many years of researching the weather warning communication process. Dr. Myers is the director of the Center for Advanced Public Safety…


Source: CBS 42 - 7 a.m.    /    Published: January 9, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Is Mobile ready for electric scooters? Trendy devices bring safety and regulatory worries    /  Al.com

In Alabama, there have been only 11 incidences of scooter crashes in the past five years, according to data compiled by the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) at the…


Source: Al.com    /    Published: January 6, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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20 Experts Predict The Most Significant Weather And Climate Advances Of The Next Decade    /   Forbes

We seem to be at the edge of a transition from an idea about humans dominating nature and controlling the natural world to the notion that human life is dependent…


Source: Forbes    /    Published: December 31, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Thanksgiving, Christmas have different causes for car crashes    /  NBC (Montgomery)

The results of a University of Alabama study on crashes during the holidays is out, specifically looking at the difference between crashes around Christmas and new year’s, compared to thanksgiving….


Source: NBC (Montgomery)    /    Published: December 25, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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All available State Troopers put on Christmas travel period patrol    /  WSFA.com

The number of traffic crashes tends to go up around the holidays. The Center for Advanced Public Safety at the University of Alabama offers these tips to keep you and…


Source: WSFA.com    /    Published: December 19, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes    /  WVUA

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…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: November 23, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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MHP unveils new electronic crash reporting system    /  WJTV

The Mississippi Highway Patrol on Wednesday unveiled a new system designed to be more efficient when troopers write reports on crashes across the state. The new system is called eCrash….


Source: WJTV    /    Published: November 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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.