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Thanksgiving Week Brings Driving Dangers, According to UA Study    /  UA News

Automobile crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during the week of Thanksgiving than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: November 14, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Outreach, Research, UA News   

Atlanta’s 2014 Ice Jam to take center stage at weather conference    /  WGCL CBS 46

Keith Stallman is the meteorologist in charge here at the National Weather Service in Atlanta. He is talking about a special survey conducted this past spring and summer by Dr….


Source: WGCL CBS 46    /    Published: October 16, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

As temperatures drop, deer collisions could rise    /  WIAT CBS 42

There’s a lot of traffic incidents throughout a normal day. In a year, that number can be mind-boggling. At the University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS), those…


Source: WIAT CBS 42    /    Published: October 1, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

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Knowing the ‘No-Zones’: The truth about cars and 18-wheelers    /  AL.com

Here’s something that may be a bit surprising. The folks over at the University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety, or CAPS, looked at collisions involving trucks between 2009 and 2013….


Source: AL.com    /    Published: August 11, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research   

Social scientist on impact of “Into the Storm” on public, weather community    /  WHNT 19

Hoover, Ala. (WHNT)– Many of us living in the Tennessee Valley do not need a movie to show us how extreme mother nature can be. Damage following a strong tornado…


Source: WHNT 19    /    Published: August 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Snowjam: Researchers to study Jan. 28 winter weather    /  WXIA NBC 11

Where were you January 28th, 2014? Were you stuck in your car for 20 hours on I-285? Were you desperately trying to get your kids home from school? What did…


Source: WXIA NBC 11    /    Published: June 25, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Small Changes Could Save Structures, Lives During Tornadoes, Reports UA-Involved Study    /  UA News

Surviving a tornado in a wood-frame residential home is enhanced by an intact roof and standing walls, but light-weight garage doors can be the weak link to allowing high winds and pressure changes into a home that can lead to the removal of the roof and collapsed walls, according to a study of damage left behind by a powerful tornado in Moore, Okla., in 2013 by researchers at The University of Alabama and other institutions.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 30, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

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Tornado psychology after April 27, 2011: Persuading people to act    /  AL.com

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. You’re driving. There’s a tornado right behind you. It’s big, it’s powerful, and it’s gaining on you. You can’t outrun it. There’s nowhere to go. What…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: April 24, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Expanding Its Window

Creating innovative technology for law enforcement may be the claim to fame for the Center for Advanced Public Safety, but, as is the case for many in Alabama, a tornado…


Author: Judah Martin    /    Published: April 7, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research    /    Features:   ,   

January’s Winter Storm Increased Chances of Deadly Crashes in State’s Rural Areas, According to UA CAPS    /  UA News

Not surprisingly, vehicle crashes increased during the winter storm the last week of January in Alabama, but the iced roads shifted the risk of fatal crashes to rural roads away from the clogged roadways in the state’s urban metro areas, according to an analysis of crash data by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: February 12, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News   

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.