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The 2013 Toll
13 vs 12
Registered Vehicles in AL
Licensed Drivers in AL
Vehicle Miles Traveled in AL
There were 852 people killed in 757 fatal crashes.
One traffic crash was reported every 4.15 minutes.
One person was injured in a traffic crash every 14 minutes.
One person was killed in a traffic crash every 10 hours and 17 minutes.
For fatal crashes where a restraint was available for use, 56 percent of fatalities were unrestrained.
Most Alabama crashes (75%) occurred in urban areas, but most fatalities (55%) occurred in rural areas.
Of all fatal crashes, 9% were caused by drivers 19 or under, and 24% were caused by drivers under 25 years of age.
For each person killed, there were 44 injured.
Of all fatal crashes, 49% occurred at night (including dusk and dawn).
The 2013 pedestrian death toll was 57.
There were 76 fatalities among motorcycle or moped riders.
Bi/Tricyclists accounted for 6 fatalities.
There were 4 fatalities with train involvement.
For occupants who are in crashes while in the front seat of a vehicle, the probability of being killed is 47 times higher for those not wearing safety belts than those who are properly restrained.
Based on 2013 data, if you are a typical driver in Alabama, there is a greater than one-in-three that you will be involved in an injury or fatal crash while driving an automobile over your lifetime. The probability of an individual being in a crash of any severity during their lifetime is greater than 98%.
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