Traffic Fatalities Up Considerably from 2015, Budget Cuts Could Be To Blame
Fatal traffic accidents appear to be on the rise in Alabama and budget cuts may be behind the increase. Experts say cuts to the General Fund Budget and fewer state troopers on the roads, could be to blame. the number of traffic deaths had been trending down in recent years, but 201 is a different, deadly story. To further highlight the need and the effects of the shortfall, ALEA points to a University of Alabama Study. The study found that Alabama needed some 1,100 troopers to adequately patrol a state of our size; Jarrett says we’re down to about 260.