Tag: Speeding

  • October 22nd, 2021

The new analysis for GHSA found that from 2015 to 2019, teen drivers and passengers (16-19 years of age) accounted for a greater proportion of speeding-related fatalities (43%) than all other age groups (30%). During this five-year period, 4,930 teen drivers and passengers died in speeding-related crashes. Teens and Speeding: Breaking the Deadly Cycle also sheds light […]

  • February 19th, 2021

Despite numerous studies reporting on the negative impacts of increased speeds on roadways, many states have steadily raised their posted speed limits. In response to these concerns, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety initiated a multi-phased study to investigate the effect of posted speed limit changes on safety. The first phase entailed gathering feedback from […]

  • January 14th, 2021

It is Week 43 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes is similar to pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes increased over the four-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking advantage […]

  • December 9th, 2020

It is Week 39 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The total number of speed-related crashes decreased over the four-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their […]

  • November 9th, 2020

It is Week 35 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 90% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • October 13th, 2020

It is Week 31 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 90% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • September 17th, 2020

It is Week 27 of the coronavirus pandemic, and total crash data is showing a decline in Alabama. The number of crashes has dropped to around 80% of its pre-COVID-19 levels. The number of fatal crashes decreased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers […]

  • September 1st, 2020

The “85th percentile rule” is commonly used to set speed limits in jurisdictions across the U.S. Modern interpretations of the rule are that it satisfies key conditions needed for safe roadways: it sets speed limits deemed reasonable to the typical, prudent driver, reduces the problematic variance in travel speeds among vehicles, and allows law enforcement […]

  • August 31st, 2020

It is Week 25 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. The number of fatal crashes increased over the two-week period. View Graph  This report comes amid reports from other states indicating that their drivers are taking […]