• June 16th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward. 

It is Week 14 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes have declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID-19 levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes, but are now showing slight increases. 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.

Total crashes in Alabama stayed consistent when compared to the number of COVID-19 cases in the state in Week 14. View Graph

Overall, crashes have shown higher numbers when fewer cases of COVID-19 were reported.

Read the study here.

This information is updated weekly. View last week’s post here

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