Move Over laws vary by state but generally require motorists to move over a lane or slow down, or both, when approaching emergency response vehicles with flashing lights stopped on the roadside. U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data provide limited information on whether crashes involved violations of these state […]
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is an important week to highlight the role of transportation and mobility in keeping older adults active in their communities. One of the toughest decisions we’ll have to make is deciding when to move out of the driver’s seat and into the passenger’s seat. That’s why […]
Car seats and boosters provide protection for infants and children in a crash, yet car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13. That’s why it’s so important to choose and use the right car seat correctly every time your child is in the car. Follow these important steps to […]
It is Week 39 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 total number of speed-related crashes decreased over the four-week period. View Graph This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their […]
If you are an older driver or a caregiver, NHTSA encourages you to talk about driving safety. We offer material to help you understand how aging can affect driving and what you can do to continue driving safely as you age, such as adapting a vehicle to meet specific needs. Read more about older driver […]
December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Check out a few key frequently asked questions and answers about drug-impaired driving from the resource below. What is drug-impaired driving? Driving under the influence of over-the-counter medications, prescription drugs, marijuana, or illegal drugs. How common is drug-impaired driving? In 2019, 13.7 million people (ages 16 and older) drove after using illicit drugs. […]
As the parent of a teen, have you found yourself looking at your child, wondering “Why would you do that?” From mood swings to risk taking, “normal” teenage behavior can be confusing and exasperating. Research reveals that patterns of brain development during these formative years play a significant role in shaping teens’ behavior. In other […]
When the chilly temperatures of winter set in, will your vehicle be ready for the cold? Learn what to do before you go, review your vehicle safety checklist, and make sure you’re prepared in case of an emergency. Read NHTSA’S winter driving tips here.
By now, we all should be aware of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. Yet, driving while distracted by cell phone use has become too common an occurrence on the nation’s roads. This must stop. Click here to read the full blog post.
The Thanksgiving holiday is the kickoff to the busiest season of the year. With all the rushing around and holiday travel, it’s a great time to remind motor vehicle drivers and passengers to buckle their seat belts. To keep drivers and their passengers safe, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) […]