Alabama Car Accident Statistics for July 4th Holiday

As Alabama Car Accident Lawyers, we often seen an increase in the number of traffic accidents during the holiday season as the number of driver’s on the road increases. According the Alabama Department of Public Safety’s 2007 Alabama Traffic Crash Facts: Between 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2006 until 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, 2006, (102 hrs) there were 22 fatalities in Alabama involving automobile wrecks. Between 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2007, until 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2007, (30 hrs) there were 9 fatalities in Alabama involving automobile wrecks. Since the 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year there will likely be more people traveling than when the 4th falls on a week day; therefore, drivers should take extra precautions while on the roads this weekend such as: slowing down, buckling up and to be observant of other vehicles on the road.