Alabama Car accidents facts

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A motor vehicle accident was reported every 3 minutes and 17 seconds in Alabama.
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Every 11 minutes, a person was injured in an auto accident.
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A person died in a crash every 9 hours and 10 minutes.
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Auto accidents in Alabama led to more than $20 billion in economic losses.

When do accidents happen?

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More than 49 percent of fatal crashes occurred at night
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The time of day with the highest percentage of crashes was 12 to 6 p.m.
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Friday was the most crash-prone day of the week, but Saturday was the most fatality-prone day.
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December was the month with the most car crashes (14,530) and October was the month with the most fatalities (98).
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Weather conditions were clear in 64 percent of wrecks.
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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
Source: Montgomery Metropolitan
Planning Organization (MPO), 2016

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
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