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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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CAPS research shows increase in crashes around Christmas    /  WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)

David Brown, University of Alabama professor, analyzed 10 years of crash data in Alabama and found that the six days around Christmas were particularly deadly with accident numbers that were 27…


Source: WBAL-AM (Baltimore, Maryland)    /    Published: December 21, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Days leading up to Thanksgiving most dangerous, University of Alabama study finds    /  The Tuscaloosa News

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to the annual study of state traffic…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: November 20, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

Going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving? Drive Safely, Especially if Arriving Early    /  UA News

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to a recent study of state traffic data by University of Alabama researchers.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 12, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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State Crash Data Shows Seat Belt Use Critical in Saving Lives    /  UA News

Those involved in auto crashes while not wearing seat belts are 40 times more likely to die than those who buckle up, according to an analysis of state crash records from the past five years by University of Alabama researchers.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: May 22, 2018    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:     

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Thanksgiving traffic can be deadly    /  WVUA

In 2016, there were 22 fatal crashes, which was a 40 percent increase from two years ago. The University of Alabama Center for Advanced Public Safety conducted the research to get…


Source: WVUA    /    Published: November 17, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:   ,   

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Thanksgiving Week Brings Risk of Traffic Fatalities    /  UA News

There were more fatal crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year than in previous years, and even though fatal crashes are trending down so far in 2017, the week still brings dangers to drivers.


Author: Adam Jones    /    Published: November 13, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, Research, UA News    /    Features:   ,   

Traffic changes draw critics, though experts urge caution    /  Anniston Star

Sherry Smith stood in the parking lot Friday of the pediatrics office she manages in the Golden Springs Shopping Center and talked about the children who go there every day…


Source: Anniston Star    /    Published: July 25, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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Officials searching for answers as accident-prone stretch of U.S. 431 claims another life    /  Anniston Star

Janet Tyson Prosser said Friday morning that the black tire marks outside her Anniston shop on U.S. 431 are all the evidence she needs that more should be done to…


Source: Anniston Star    /    Published: July 11, 2017    /    Posted in:   Center for Advanced Public Safety, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Research    /    Features:     

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