• April 21st, 2020

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In Alabama, total crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes. View Graph

This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage of fewer vehicles on the road, as well as less enforcement, to increase their speeds. Thus the drop in fatal crashes due to the decrease in traffic has NOT occurred for those states.

On the downside, crashes caused by alcohol and other drugs have not had the same relative decrease.

Alabama drivers:

  • Thank you for driving according to the speed limits
  • Arrive alive and don’t drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs


View Alabama Drivers’ Response to COVID-19 Graph


Data analysis by Dr. Dave Brown using the CARE SAFETY portal. CARE processed data generously provided by ALEA.