Tag: Crash Stats

  • June 9th, 2020

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2019 shows that an estimated 36,120 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This represents an estimated decrease of about 1.2 percent as compared to the 36,560 fatalities that were reported in 2018. Preliminary data reported by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows that vehicle miles traveled (VMT) […]

  • June 9th, 2020

For this fact sheet, rural and urban boundaries are determined by the State highway departments and approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The State highway departments use the boundaries decided by the Census Bureau. This fact sheet contains information on fatal motor vehicle crashes and fatalities, based on data from the Fatality Analysis Reporting […]

  • June 9th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 13 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 […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 12 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 […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. Read the full article here.

  • May 28th, 2020

According to new data, highway fatalities have declined for a second consecutive year following the U.S. Department of Transportation report that 2018’s highway fatalities were down 2.4 percent from a year earlier.  The department’s preliminary figures for 2019’s first six months show a further decrease, down 3.4 percent from the same period a year earlier. […]

  • May 22nd, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 11 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 levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes, but are now […]

  • May 21st, 2020

U.S. highways have been emptier during the coronavirus pandemic, but they have also been more deadly, according to statistics released Wednesday. According to the latest Alabama crash reports, our deaths this year as of May 21, 2020, are 10% lower than this day in 2019.  However, the fatality rate per mile had increased significantly, as it has […]

  • May 15th, 2020

Bad assumptions make data from Weeks 1-14 insufficient. Please see accurate data from Week 15 forward.  It is Week 10 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is still showing a decline in Alabama. Overall, crashes declined to less than 40% of their pre-COVID levels, INCLUDING speed-involved and fatal crashes, but are now showing […]