Alabama Car accidents facts
A motor vehicle accident was reported every 3 minutes and 17 seconds in Alabama.
Every 11 minutes, a person was injured in an auto accident.
A person died in a crash every 9 hours and 10 minutes.
Auto accidents in Alabama led to more than $20 billion in economic losses.
When do accidents happen?
More than 49 percent of fatal crashes occurred at night
The time of day with the highest percentage of crashes was 12 to 6 p.m.
Friday was the most crash-prone day of the week, but Saturday was the most fatality-prone day.
December was the month with the most car crashes (14,530) and October was the month with the most fatalities (98).
Weather conditions were clear in 64 percent of wrecks.
The holiday period with the most fatalities on the road was Memorial Day's (from 6 p.m. May 25 to 11:59pm May 28).
Montgomery's worst intersections for drivers
- Taylor Road at Interstate 85
- Eastern Boulevard at Carmichael Road
- Eastern Boulevard at I-85
- Troy Highway at Virginia Loop Road
- Chantilly Parkway at I-85
- South Boulevard at Woodley Road
Why car accidents happen?
- Failing to Yield Right of Way, caused 23,832 crashes
- Tailgating, led to 22,472 accidents
- Misjudging Stopping Distance, caused 13,837 accidents
- Improper Lane Change/Use, led to 13,504 collisions
- Unseen Object/Person/Vehicle, prompted 10,678 accidents
- Speeding, caused 8,883 crashes
- Swerved to Avoid a Vehicle/Object, caused 7,477 wrecks
- Failure to Heed Sign/Signal/Officer, led to 6,145 crashes
- Driving Under the Influence, caused 4,119 accidents
- Ran off Road, led to 3,680 accidents
- Fatigued Drivers/Asleep at the Wheel, led to 2,781 wrecks
- Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road, caused 793 crashes
Source: Alabama dot 2018 crash facts