Quick Read Statistics
 
The 2013 Toll
13 vs 12
% Change
All Crashes
126,862
DOWN
1.13%
Injuries
37,559
DOWN
6.57%
Fatal Crashes
757
DOWN
6.89%
Fatalities
852
DOWN
2.07%
Registered Vehicles in AL
5,312,465
UP
4.58%
Licensed Drivers in AL
3,890,463
UP
0.85%
Vehicle Miles Traveled in AL
65,058,695,000
UP
0.15%

  • 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%. 

The most recent annual Crash Facts book is listed on the panel to the right; to get access to all available Crash Facts books, click here.