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Pandemic’s Effects on Traffic Crashes Linger    /  UA News

Despite a drop in vehicle crashes this year in the state, fatal crashes have increased slightly, possibly because of lingering effects of the pandemic, according to research from The University…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: September 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Independence Day ups instances of deadly, severe traffic crashes    /  Fox 6

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…


Source: Fox 6    /    Published: July 2, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Independence Day Ups Instances of Deadly, Severe Traffic Crashes    /  UA News

Traffic crashes on Independence Day can be more severe and deadlier than most other days, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at The University of Alabama.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: June 30, 2021    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Even With Less Traffic, Drivers Should Use Caution During Holidays    /  UA News

There has been less traffic and fewer traffic crashes reported in Alabama during the pandemic, but caution is urged for drivers over the holidays because although there have been less…


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 20, 2020    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, UA News    /    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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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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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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Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes    /  UA News

Crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more prevalent around Christmas and New Year’s Day, while crashes the days around Thanksgiving are concentrated around typical rush hours, according to a University of Alabama study.


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

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Fourth of July holiday brings higher risk of fatal wrecks    /  The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama averages more fatal crashes during the days surrounding Independence Day than the rest of the year, according to an analysis of state traffic records by researchers at the University…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: July 3, 2019    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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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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