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What is causing Alabama’s car accidents?

Every time you travel by car in Alabama, you assume at least some level of risk. Even if you consistently follow safe driving practices and the rules of the road, you still run the risk of getting into an accident caused by the actions or negligence of another. Furthermore, other factors, such as road construction, changing traffic patterns and so on can also cause confusion and associated crashes. There are, however, some things that factor into Alabama car accidents far more than others, and understanding what is causing the state’s traffic accidents may help you avoid suffering injury or death while on the road.

The dangers of sharing the road with teen drivers

As an Alabama motorist, you assume a certain level of risk every time you take to the roadway, and this is particularly true during hours and times of the year when more teen drivers are out behind the wheel. When inexperience and dangerous driving behaviors combine, the results can prove deadly, endangering you as well as any passengers you may have. At the Sapp Law Firm, L.L.C., we have a firm understanding of the additional dangers teen drivers often pose, and we have helped many clients who suffered injury or hardship because of another motorist’s negligence.

Alabama ranks second in the nation for teen driving fatalities

Teen drivers across the United States are more likely to get into accidents than the rest of the general population, and Alabama’s teen drivers, especially, are having a hard time staying safe on the roadways. According to WHNT, Alabama ranks second in the nation in terms of the number of teen driving fatalities that occur on its roads annually.

Recent texting traffic death latest in series of road fatalities

A recent, fatal Cullman County crash is calling attention to the escalating number of traffic fatalities occurring on Alabama roadways. According to AL.com, authorities believe texting and driving was a likely factor in the accident that killed a 28-year-old woman and sent another motorist to the hospital with serious injuries.

Beware of distracted drivers!

When you obtained your first valid driver's license, you were likely especially cautious behind the wheel. New and inexperienced drivers are typically very alert and attentive to their surroundings as they traverse Alabama roadways. As time goes on, however, most motorists tend to relax their standards, which can lead to serious driving problems and an increased risk of injury. Distracted driving is highly problematic in Alabama and nationwide, and all drivers (novice or experienced) should be aware of such dangers in order to keep themselves and all who share the roads safe.

When are AAA’s 100 “deadliest days” of summer?

Memorial Day is on the horizon, and that means more teen drivers across Alabama and the United States will soon join you on the roadways. It also means more fatalities will likely follow, if recent statistics are any indication, and the potential dangers are so severe that AAA deemed the 100 days immediately following Memorial Day the “deadliest days of summer.”

Spring driving hazards and how to avoid them

Spring driving in Alabama may not mean massive amounts of snow and ice, but it still presents unique hazards of its own. Learning how to identify and avoid these seasonal hazards can prove to be the difference between life and death, so AARP has outlined some springtime safety tips for motorists to be aware of before they take to the roadway.

Help! I've been injured in a car crash. What should I do?

The moments after a motor vehicle accident in Alabama can understandably be stressful and confusing. The emotions that follow a car crash can easily prevent you from making the proper moves to protect yourself legally, particularly if you have suffered an injury in the collision. A few steps can help you be prepared to file a personal injury claim following an accident caused by another driver's negligence.

Effectiveness of Alabama’s texting and driving ban questioned

Texting behind the wheel has been illegal in Alabama since 2012, but recent statistics suggest the ban has not been as effective at reducing accidents and preventing deaths as many would have liked. According to Fox 6, the number of accidents involving drivers who were distracted by technology jumped every year since the ban was enacted except for the year immediately following it, where numbers took a slight dip.

Could self-driving cars reduce crashes in Alabama?

Exactly when self-driving cars will hit Alabama’s roadways is unclear, but state legislators are working to make sure that they are prepared, and that you are safe, when the time comes. Proponents for allowing cars with self-driving technologies on American roadways believe their introduction could considerably enhance your safety by reducing the number of accidents that occur each year. Opponents, meanwhile, fear such automobiles could cause confusion and problems because of a lack of clarity about who or what is responsible for damages, among related issues, in the event that they crash.

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