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Severe weather warnings    /  AL.com

When it comes to weather in Alabama, no matter what time of year, there’s just one thing to do: “Prepare for it to be bad.” “The warning process has improved so…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: December 23, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Restrictions on teen driving need strengthening    /  The Montgomery Advertiser

Despite Alabama having a Graduated Driver License law — which sets restrictions for teenagers who sit behind the wheel at age 16 — it is not strong enough and should…


Source: The Montgomery Advertiser    /    Published: November 26, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Outreach, Research    /    Features:     

Learning lessons from January snowstorm    /  WBRC Fox 6

Fox 6 meteorologist Wes Wyatt speaks to Dr. Laura Myers with the Center for Advanced Public Safety about the snowstorm as part of the station’s Winter Prediction Special.


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: November 21, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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New research estimates 2,500 wrecks could occur during Thanksgiving week    /  WBRC Fox 6

If you’re hitting the road for Thanksgiving, you need to buckle up. A new study from The University of Alabama’s Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) estimates more than 2,500…


Source: WBRC Fox 6    /    Published: November 20, 2014    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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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:     

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.