• 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 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.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is still on the rise in Alabama during Week 23.  View Graph

The total number of deaths in the state resulting from COVID-19 is also rising steadily.

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