Category: Analysis & Data

  • October 13th, 2020

It is Week 31 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 90% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • October 8th, 2020

There is no one factor that can explain the increase in the fatality rate during the COVID period.  All the attributes that cause increased fatalities were over-represented. This study will continue to determine the point, if any, at which the normally expected proportions for these attributes return. Access the special report below for more detailed […]

  • September 28th, 2020

A new research project – called the NC COVID-19 Mobility and Health Impacts Study – is now underway to examine those questions. Led by the UNC Highway Safety Research Center, this project brings together an impressive team of multidisciplinary research partners from across the UNC System, including UNC-CH’s Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services […]

  • September 17th, 2020

It is Week 27 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • August 31st, 2020

It is Week 25 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to around 90% of their pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes increased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking […]

  • August 25th, 2020

Teen drivers experience higher crash risk than their experienced adult counterparts. Legislative and community outreach methods have attempted to reduce this risk; results have been mixed. The increasing presence of vehicle safety features across the fleet has driven fatality numbers down in the past decades, but the disparity between young drivers and others remains. Read […]

  • August 17th, 2020

It is Week 23 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to around 90% of their pre-COVID-19 levels, INCLUDING speed-involved crashes. The number of fatal crashes remained the same over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating […]

  • August 4th, 2020

It is Week 21 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to around 80% of their pre-COVID-19 levels, INCLUDING speed-involved crashes. Fatal crashes are now increasing. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage […]

  • July 21st, 2020

It is Week 19 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to around less than 40% of their pre-COVID-19 levels, INCLUDING speed-involved crashes. Fatal crashes are now increasing. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are […]