Tag: General Traffic Safety

  • September 19th, 2022

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today released its early estimates of traffic fatalities for the first half of 2022. An estimated 20,175 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes, an increase of about 0.5% as compared to 20,070 fatalities NHTSA projected for the first half of 2021. However, NHTSA projects that the second quarter of […]

  • July 20th, 2022

Alabama’s first diverging diamond interchange is two years old, and state officials are praising it for improving safety through the heavily traveled Interstate 10 and Alabama State Route 181 interchange in Baldwin County. The interchange, according to the Alabama Department of Transportation, is creating fewer traffic delays and a continuous free flow of traffic. Read the […]

  • June 17th, 2022

A statistical projection of traffic fatalities for 2021 shows that an estimated 42,915 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes nationwide. This represents an increase of about 10.5 percent as compared to 38,824 fatalities reported in 2020. This also represents the highest number of fatalities since 2005 and the highest annual percentage increase in the […]

  • June 1st, 2022

Of the many great things about summertime, few match the fun of a family road trip. So, before you hook up that new boat or camper, or hit the road with your family or friends, take the time to review these summer travel safety tips. Prevention and planning may take a little time up front, but […]

  • May 18th, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported today that 42,915 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2021 – the most since 2005 and an average of 117 deaths every day. Crash deaths rose by 10.5% in 2021 compared to the year before, making it the largest ever annual percentage increase in the […]

  • April 4th, 2022

Read the FHWA’s latest Safety Compass Newsletter to learn more about the latest improvements, resources and announcements in traffic safety. Topics include: Nine New Proven Safety Countermeasures Added 2021 FHWA Safety Discipline Awards Safe System Strategic Plan: A New Resource on Implementing the Safe System Approach Together Safety Stories Puerto Rico Highway Safety Corridor Program […]

  • March 28th, 2022

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are launching a campaign to promote safety along Alabama interstate highways. Roughly 13 percent of roadway fatalities occurred within Alabama in 2020 along interstate highways. As part of the campaign, additional ALEA Troopers will be assigned to specific locations along […]

  • December 8th, 2021

A disproportionally high number of serious vehicle crashes (25% of fatal crashes) occur on horizontal curves, even though curves represent only a fraction of the roadway network (5% of highway miles) (1). This is a high-priority problem that has great interest among transportation agencies throughout the nation because their ultimate goal is to reduce serious […]