2007 Alabama Traffic Crash Facts:
- There were 1,110 people killed in 1,010 fatal wrecks.
- One traffic crash was reported every 233 seconds.
- One person was injured in an Alabama traffic accident every 13 minutes and 15 seconds.
- One person was killed in an Alabama traffic accident every 7 hours and 53 minutes.
- Most Alabama wrecks (72.0%) occurred in urban areas, but most fatalities (67.6%) occurred in rural areas.
- For each person killed in an Alabama accident, there were 37.5 injured.
- Of all drivers involved in fatal crashes, 9.1% were age 19 or under, and 24.2% were under 25 years of age.
- Of all fatal crashes, 44.1% occurred at night.
- The 2007 pedestrian death toll was 69.
- There were 84 fatalities among motorcycle or moped drivers.
- Bicyclists accounted for 9 fatalities.
- For adults who are injured in crashes while in the front seat of a vehicle, the probability of being killed 9.09 times higher for those not wearing safety belts.
- Jefferson County, Alabama had the most number of crashes with 24,115. The city of Birmingham had the most number of crashes of any city in Alabama with 11,168.
- Based on 2007 data, if you are a typical driver in Alabama, there is a 52.35% probability that you will be involved in an injury or fatal wreck while driving an automobile in your lifetime.
***These statistics came from the Alabama Department of Public Safety guide “2007 Alabama Traffic Crash Facts”***