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Independence Day Brings More Traffic Fatalities    /  UA News

During the past five years, the five days around the Fourth of July averaged three fatal crashes a day, 29% higher than the average of fatal crashes per day the rest of the year, according to a study by UA’s Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: July 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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The Alabama Forfeiture Accountability System created – will collect and report data on state civil asset forfeitures    /  Opelika Observer

A bill passed last week by the Alabama Legislature to require law enforcement to report and track the seizures of property connected to drug dealing or other crimes should help…


Source: Opelika Observer    /    Published: June 7, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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Alabama Study Shows Importance of Buckling Up    /  WVUA

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…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: May 22, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Data Shows Buckling Up Saves Lives in Auto Crashes    /  UA News

Nearly half of the people killed in auto crashes in Alabama last year were not wearing a seat belt, according to an analysis of state crash records.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 21, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Tropical storm to category 5: Hurricane Michael shows storms can strengthen with deadly speed    /  Florida Today

Warning: All four of the deadly Category 5 hurricanes to ever strike the continental U.S. were merely tropical storms three days from landfall, swirling offshore at sea … Laura Myers…


Source: Florida Today    /    Published: May 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Problems with enforcing the law when it comes to drivers passing stopped school buses    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

But the University of Alabama’ s Center for Advanced Public Safety says only 1,064 citations were issued for illegal passes of stopped school buses in all of 2018. According to…


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: May 1, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research   

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April 27, 2011 tornadoes: What will it take to save your life?    /  AL.com

If you live in this state you have to be weather aware. You just have to. You don’t have a choice if you live in this state, I’ll just be…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 27, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Why maps still matter: Working out a big severe weather worry    /  AL.com

Veteran Alabama TV meteorologist James Spann touched on a topic — and a nerve — during severe weather coverage over the weekend in Alabama … One of the people taking…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 20, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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TV Meteorologist Gets Death Threats After Station Cuts Into Masters Coverage    /  Weather.com

An Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats Sunday after her station cut into the Masters coverage to warn viewers of tornado threats … Dr. Laura Myers, director of the…


Source: Weather.com    /    Published: April 16, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News    /    Features:     

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Alabama has most tornado deaths of any state    /  ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)

Dr. Myers from the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety confirms the state has the most tornado death in the nation. 


Source: ABC 33/40 (Birmingham)    /    Published: April 13, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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.