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Report: Alabama Motorists Increasingly Taking Seat Belt Risks

Recently, an Alabama teen was killed and three others injured in a single-vehicle crash in which the 24-year-old driver struck a utility pole. Investigators say none of the vehicle occupants were wearing seat belts.

Failure to wear a seat belt is a violation of Alabama law, and it’s one a recent report indicates is a growing problem. According to AL.com, authorities issued more than 42,000 traffic citations for drivers not wearing seat belts in 2013, and that same year, nearly 60 percent of all those who died in car accidents weren’t buckled up.

116921095Last year, 255 people who were not wearing seat belts were killed in Alabama traffic crashes.

Alabama accident attorneys are concerned about this trend because there is no doubt: Seat belts save lives.

However, it is worth noting Alabama is one of 31 jurisdictions that have soundly rejected the so-called “seat belt defense.” The seat belt defense holds that damages to which plaintiff in a crash are entitled may be reduced due to failure to wear a seat belt. This assertion grants plaintiffs the right only to recover damages they would have suffered had they been wearing a seat belt, as opposed to actual damages.

The difference can be stark, especially if the defense provides compelling expert witness testimony to this point. The argument falls under the theory of comparative negligence. Under Alabama’s tort law, which follows a pure contributory negligence standard, the existence of any negligence on the part of the plaintiff will bar his or her chances of recovery. So it’s a good thing this legal theory has been rejected.

That doesn’t mean drivers or passengers should take chances.

Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of unintentional injury and death across all age groups, resulting in more than 30,000 deaths each year and 2.2 million injuries. More than half of those killed were not wearing their seat belts, according to the National Safety Council (NSC). It’s estimated that when properly used, seat belts reduce the risk of fatal injury to front seat passengers by 45 percent. It also reduces the severity of moderate-to-critical injury by 50 percent for all passengers.

People may think they are safe with the protection provided by an airbag. However, airbags only work to protect passengers who are properly belted.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates seat belts save an average of 13,000 lives a year. From 1975 through 2008, it’s believed the devices saved an estimated 255,000 lives. And yet, it’s estimated 1 in every 7 people still don’t buckle up. If everyone wore seat belts, it’s believed some 4,000 traffic deaths annually could be prevented.

Alabama’s seat belt law is fairly lax, which could be part of the problem. Statute requires anyone in the front seat of a moving vehicle to wear a safety belt or risk a $25 fine. Passengers in the back seat are not required to wear a seat belt, unless they are under the age of 15. Child passengers up to 6-years-old must be properly strapped in to a size-appropriate restraint system.

Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit www.slocumblaw.com.

Fatal D.C. Car Accident May Require UM, UIM Insurance Claim

A D.C. man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while changing a tire on Baltimore-Washington Parkway one recent Sunday night. His 28-year-old fiancée, who was also injured, is expected to survive.

His mother’s only child, he left behind three children, including a teenage son and daughter who were with him when he was struck, but were not injured. Police have identified the vehicle they believe was involved in the crash, and indicate a person of interest has also been located and interviewed.

AmbulanceHit-and-run accidents are unfortunately very common in D.C., which had the highest rate of fatal hit-and-run drivers in the country between 2000 and 2009, according to a report from Mid-Atlantic AAA. The percentage of hit-and-run deaths here was 16.3 percent of the total number of traffic fatalities. By comparison, hit-and-runs accounted for 4.5 percent of traffic deaths in Maryland and 2.4 percent in Virginia.

Nationally, an estimated 16,400 people were killed in hit-and-run crashes between 2000 and 2009.

Washington D.C. accident lawyers know that usually, people who flee the scene are drunk, unlicensed or driving in vehicles that are unregistered or uninsured.

In addition to the emotional damage victims suffer as a result of the indignity of the offender’s actions, there are also practical implications. For example, there is no way to collect on an at-fault driver’s insurance policy if the driver is never found. Or even if the driver is identified, he or she may not have insurance or may only carry the minimum amount.

In these situations, victims and survivors may seek compensation through their own auto insurance company through uninsured motorist /underinsured motorist coverage.

D.C. follows a no-fault car insurance law, which essentially says motorists have to pursue coverage through their own carrier first, and can’t sue one another unless the case involves substantial and permanent scarring, disfigurement, impairment, disability or death. But if the at-fault driver is never identified or has no insurance, UM/UIM coverage is a possible remedy.

Each driver in D.C. is required to carry minimum UM/UIM benefits of $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident. This ensures that medical bills can still be paid even if one of those involved in the crash didn’t have insurance or lacked enough insurance to cover all damages.

These benefits are available to motorists even when they aren’t actually driving. So for example, this driver changing a tire on the roadside when struck would likely be eligible for UM/UIM benefits, assuming the at-fault driver is either not identified or lacks adequate insurance coverage. The same would go for a cyclist and possibly even a pedestrian, depending on the situation and individual policy language.

Another possible avenue of compensation worth exploring is a claim of vicarious liability. This would usually arise if the hit-and-run driver is later identified and was operating a vehicle that did not belong to them, but which they had permission to drive. Vehicle owners have a broad responsibility to ensure their cars – considered a type of dangerous instrumentality – aren’t driven recklessly. When they fail to do this, it could be grounds for a vicarious liability claim.

In cases of impaired hit-run drivers, our attorneys might also explore the possibility of dram shop litigation against the provider of the alcohol, particularly if the driver was underage.

Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit www.slocumblaw.com.

EZ Pass Could Prevent Speeding Deaths in Maryland

Driving too fast on freeways and expressways endangers drivers throughout Baltimore, Montgomery, Prattville and surrounding areas. A personal injury lawyer knows that about a third of all car accidents that cause death in the United States involved speeding. The majority of fatal speeding-related accidents — 38 percent — happen on minor local roads. However, highways are the second most common site of deadly crashes involving drivers who are traveling at excessive speeds. smart-456070-m

Recently, some states – including Maryland – have taken a novel approach to try to crack down on the speeding that is occurring on highways. These states have partnered with EZ Pass, the electronic-toll collection device that drivers can buy and put on their windshield if they want to pay tolls without having to stop at toll plazas.

Maryland, along with Pennsylvania and New York, are the first three states to try encouraging drivers to slow down through a partnership with EZ Pass, according to Fox News. If their efforts are successful, then other locations throughout the United States may consider taking a similar approach. There are 15 states with EZ Pass and others that have their own proprietary electronic toll devices, so this could make a big difference in reducing overall traffic fatalities due to speeding … if it works.

Could EZ Pass Help to Stop Speeding?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a total of 10,219 people died on U.S. roadways over the course of 2012 as a result of crashes involving excessive speed. Excessive speed has been a factor in 30 percent of car accident deaths for more than a decade. On highways alone, there were 1,185 people killed in speeding crashes in 2012.

Drivers who speed are more likely to lose control of their cars. They are less likely to be able to stop in time to react to things that the driver in front of them does or to obstacles that come in their path.

Drivers can reduce the risk of deadly crashes by slowing down and avoiding going over posted limits. Motorists also need to consider road conditions and drive at a speed that is appropriate for the current weather.

Many motorists, however, go faster than is permitted. Some of these motorists will now be in danger of losing their EZ Passes.

The efforts to use EZ Pass to reduce speeding impose penalties on drivers who go too fast through toll plazas. The EZ Pass will monitor driver speed as the motorists pass through. While a motorist who is going too fast is not going to be ticketed or get points on a license (at least under the current systems), he could face the suspension of the EZ Pass.

In Maryland, the speed limit for toll plazas is set at 30 miles-per-hour. In the event that a driver goes 12 MPH or more over this limit two separate times in a six month period, the driver’s EZ Pass will be suspended for 60 days.

Hopefully motorists will slow down to save their EZ Passes and will continue to operate their vehicles at this lower speed when they leave the toll plaza. If they do, many lives could be saved.

Accident lawyers in Montgomery, Alabama can help if you have been injured in an accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit www.slocumblaw.com.  Serving Montgomery, Prattville, and surrounding areas. 

Daylight Savings End Increases Risk of Baltimore Crashes

In discussing the issue of daylight savings time, a University of Washington professor who studies the subject indicated that, “Darkness kills and sunlight saves lives.”

According to Time Magazine, this concept is the crux of an argument that daylight savings time, which allows for daylight well into the evening, should not be ended but should be carried through during the entire year. clock

Although there are arguments for not changing the clocks, the fact is that daylight savings time does currently end in November and the clocks have recently been changed. A personal injury lawyer knows this is a time of year when there is a greater risk of accidents on the road as a result of the fact that it now gets darker sooner. Drivers need to be aware of the impact that daylight savings time has on road safety and should adjust their driving behavior to ensure they are making safe choices.

Why Daylight Savings Time Can Be Dangerous

It is unquestionably clear that the roads are safer when it is brighter out because drivers can see pedestrians, motorcycle riders, bicycle riders and other vehicles more clearly. When it is dark, it is much harder to identify others on the road. This is especially dangerous for pedestrians and bike riders since they don’t have bright lights to alert motorists to their presence.

When daylight savings time ends, there is an extra hour of sun in the morning, but it gets dark earlier. Those who believe daylight savings time should be in effect perpetually throughout the year argue that there are more people out at 5 p.m. than there are out at 7 a.m. Since most people are awake in the afternoon, it would be better for it to be brighter at this time and darker in the morning.

There is evidence that supports this argument. A study conducted in 2004 indicated 170 pedestrian deaths and 200 deaths of motor vehicle occupants could be prevented if daylight savings time did not end, but stayed in effect throughout the year.

Reduced visibility is especially a problem because the clocks suddenly change on a Sunday and drivers are expected to adjust immediately by the time they go to work the next day. People don’t adjust that quickly in reality, and as a result, many drivers will drive too fast and operate their vehicles as if it was light out on their commute home, even though it’s darker.

Although these are valid concerns, there are also safety advocates who argue that it is better for the extra light to be in the morning. In particular, the National Parent Teacher Association and other child safety advocates believe  it is important for it to be light when kids commute to school in the morning. The National PTA opposed proposals to shift daylight savings into March instead of April for this reason.

The fact is, no matter when it gets dark, drivers need to be aware that it is more dangerous to be on the roads when it is not light out. If drivers slow down and pay careful attention to pedestrians, hopefully fewer collisions will occur now that the clocks have changed.

Accident lawyers in Baltimore, MD can help if you have been injured in an accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit http://www.slocumblaw.com.  

Protecting Teens from Defective Tire Risks

Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of death for young people, and it is imperative that teens learn to be safe drivers in order to minimize risks that they face. Learning to be safe on the roads means not only learning defensive driving and obeying the rules of the road, but also understanding how to properly maintain a vehicle and ensure that there are no defects that could cause an accident. texture---tires---hdr-1031065-m

An experienced personal injury lawyer knows that bad tires on a vehicle can be very dangerous, as a tire blowout can occur. Too many teens don’t know how to properly maintain their tires, but there are a few simple things that young people can do to avoid the risk of a collision.

Preventing a Motor Vehicle Crash From Defective Tires
According to Health News Digest, around 300,000 motor vehicle crashes could be prevented each year involving inexperienced drivers. Preventing these crashes would be possible if better and more comprehensive driver’s education programs were available.

One big problem with driver’s education is that often there are no lessons on tire maintenance or on vehicle maintenance. Only 16 states require that the driver’s education curriculum include information on maintaining tires safely and only seven states require a lesson on tire and vehicle maintenance.

Many schools are also cutting driver’s education programs due to budget cuts, leaving some teenagers with few options for getting any sort of comprehensive driving education at all beyond learning the basics required to take a driving test and get a license.

When driver’s education does not cover tire maintenance or tire care, teens are left with no information except for what their parents provide to them. According to one recent survey, around 3/4 of teenagers said that anything they knew about taking care of their tires was learned from listening to parents. However, only around 1/3 of parents said that they felt as though they were knowledgeable about tire care. If they don’t have the knowledge about tire safety, they can’t be expected to give accurate information to their kids.

Not knowing about tire safety is a big problem. As many as 12 percent of the 2.2 million motor vehicle accidents that happen each year involve problems with the tires on an involved vehicle. This is an average of one accident involving tire problems every two minutes.

Tire safety does not have to be complicated if teens are taught some simple and basic tricks for checking on the condition of their tires. For example, the Penny Test is a really easy way to determine if tire treads have become too worn and the tire needs to be replaced. The test works by simply taking a penny and sticking it into the treads of the tires. If the top of Lincoln’s head is visible when the penny is in the tire tread, then the tire is too worn.

In addition to checking for tire tread condition, teens should also check tire pressure to ensure that the tires are neither over nor under-inflated. The manufacturer recommends an appropriate tire pressure and tires should be within this range to maximize safety.

Accident lawyers in Birmingham, Alabama can help if you have been injured in an accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit http://www.slocumblaw.com.

Why Do Men Pay Higher Insurance Premiums Than Women?

Insurance companies charge premiums to motorists based on what the company believes the risk of a payout is. When it comes to auto insurance, men pay much more in premiums for coverage than women according to a recent Yahoo News report. This, in theory, could suggest that male drivers are not as safe as female drivers. However, is this actually the reason for higher insurance rates among male drivers?

Insurance companies are responsible for compensating injured victims for losses that the insured causes when a collision happens. If you or a loved one is injured by a dangerous or careless driver, contact a personal injury lawyer for help pursuing a claim to recover monetary compensation for losses.

Why Do Men Pay Higher Insurance Premiums Than Women?

Evidence suggests that the reason men pay higher insurance premiums than women do is because men generally become involved in more serious motor vehicle accidents than their female counterparts. While women may be involved in more fender benders and may also be involved in more intersections at collections, male drivers are more likely to be involved in collisions where a vehicle is totaled. Men are also much more likely to die in crashes, or to cause other motorists to suffer serious injuries or fatalities. In fact, men account for 71 percent of the people killed in collisions on U.S. roadways.

The difference in premiums is very substantial when comparing men to women. As Yahoo reports, a 25-year-old man who lives in Oakland California and who has not ever had a ticket or an accident will end up paying as much as $385 higher premiums for car insurance compared to a woman with the same driving profile of the same age. As the man and woman get older, the gap narrows but still exists. Over time, the male driver will end up paying many thousands more in insurance costs than the female driver.

This is true despite the fact that a Reader’s Digest report shows that men may be better at certain driving skills when compared with women. The Reader’s Digest report confirms the fact that men are more likely to take risks and get into serious accidents. When a crash is caused by a male driver, the accident was more likely to have happened because of bad choices rather than because the male driver had insufficient driving skills.

The Daily Mail also affirmed the important differences between male and female drivers. The article talked about research conducted from 1998 to 2007, during which time there were 6.5 motor vehicle collisions that were studied. The researchers found a surprising number of collisions involving two female drivers. There was also a high number of accidents at intersections involving female motorists.

Unfortunately, a serious accident that totals a car or that results in injury or death is going to cause much more financial loss. Insurance companies know there is a greater chance of a very expensive accident with a male driver, and this is why men pay more than women do for car insurance.

Accident lawyers in Washington, D.C. can help if you have been injured in an accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE.

D.C. Cyclists and Drivers Share Busy Washington Roads

Bicycle riders and drivers are competing for road space on busy urban roads and the outcome has not been good. A lot of D.C. drivers have complaints that bicycle riders are not playing by the rules or sharing the roads in a safe way. In fact, just recently, the Washington Post published several articles criticizing a variety of different bicyclist behavior.

Bicycle riders, on the other hand, are understandably concerned that the roads don’t remain very safe for them. The death toll rose for pedalcyclists according to a recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the majority of bike riders who lose their lives are killed in urban areas.

Bicycle riders and drivers need to respect each other’s rights on the road and avoid high-risk behaviors that could increase the chance of a crash and injuries occurring. If someone does get hurt, the victim or his family members should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney for help.

Drivers Have Complaints About Bike Riders as Bicyclist Death Toll Rises

The Washington Post has raised the many concerns drivers in the city have with bicycle riders. One issue is that bike riders have had miles of bike lanes added throughout D.C., which can result in the loss of other essential services motorists need in cities, like parking spaces where elderly church parishioners used to park. Bicycle riders in the district are now also asking for a bike elevator to help them get up a steep hill.

There are accusations that many bicycle riders ride the wrong way in these bike lanes, putting people at risk. Bicycle riders may also be riding on sidewalks, which creates a hazard for pedestrians who need to walk in these same areas.

Bike riders want to be treated the same as drivers and are expected to obey the same rules of the road, including stopping at traffic signals and stop signs. However, some bicyclists are not following these rules. In other cases, bikers may follow the letter of the law but may not be very considerate. Bike riders, for example, sometimes ride up to the front of a line of traffic that is stopped at the red light and then all of the drivers are forced to wait for the bicyclist to pass when the light turns green.

Another major concern is that bicycle riders sometimes ride at night and with no lights. This makes it hard for pedestrians and drivers to see them coming and increases the chances of a collision occurring.

These are legitimate concerns, but bike riders also have the right to complain that the roads are not meeting their needs. The NHTSA’s recent report indicates that the number of bicycle accident fatalities increased six percent between 2011 and 2012. A total of 69 percent of bicycle-rider deaths occur in urban areas compared with just 31 percent of fatalities in rural areas. In total, 726 bicycle riders were killed over the course of 2012, which meant bike riders made up two percent of all driving fatalities. There were also another 49,000 bike riders injured, which was also two percent of all injuries.

A personal injury lawyer in Washington, D.C. can help if you have been injured in an accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE or visit http://www.slocumblaw.com.

Washington D.C. Pedestrian Accident Victims Face Post-Collision Challenges

Washington D.C. residents enjoy both walking and biking to work. According to the Washington Post, Washington ranks seventh in the nation for the popularity of commuting via bicycle and second in the nation when it comes to walking. Only Boston has more people who like walking to work.

Pedestrians, unfortunately, face serious risks if they are hit by a car.  The harm that a pedestrian experiences can go well beyond physical injuries endured. Being in a motor vehicle collision can change your life, and the New York Times recently published a report on the aftermath of the crash experience.  Victims of a pedestrian collision need to understand their legal rights, and pedestrian accident lawyers in Washington, DC can help those who have been harmed.

Pedestrian Accident Victims Face Lingering Challenges

The New York Times article on life after a pedestrian crash included stories from several staffers who had been hit by vehicles while walking in the city.  The author had been hit by a delivery truck, breaking his femur and pelvis. He was immobile and bedridden in the hospital after the collision. Treatment included surgery, blood transfusions and the insertion of an interior vena cava to stave off blood clots.

During his recovery period, he received a card from a friend who had been in a collision in the past. The card warned him that his life was unlikely to ever be the same.  The author agreed that this has been his experience, as he continues to have flashbacks to his accident when he sees a delivery truck in the city. He is also both more careful and more fearful when walking now, never stepping off the curb until the light has changed and always looking both ways multiple times before going across the road. He takes these steps even though he was crossing legally at the time his collision occurred.

Other New York Times staffers have had similar experiences. One described the pedestrian knockdown crash that she was in as one of the most frightening and most difficult things she had ever experienced.  Another said that although four years had passed since her pedestrian accident, she still became very fearful when crossing the road. She described continually looking over her shoulder as she crossed and feeling such an immense sense of panic if she thought a car was coming at her or didn’t see her.

The experiences that these pedestrian accident victims had are common reactions people have after being hurt in a motor vehicle collision. Often, too little attention is paid to the mental effects of the aftermath of a pedestrian crash, as headlines tend to focus on the terrible physical injuries or deaths that these accidents cause.

Victims of pedestrian accidents should be compensated not just for the medical treatment that their injuries necessitate, and not just for the time off of work. The physical, mental and emotional harm they endure is very real and drivers who cause pedestrian accidents should provide monetary damages for these losses.

Accident lawyers in Washington, D.C. can help if you have been injured. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE.

Mobile Traffic Accidents – New Technology to Reduce Future Risks

In the past four decades, there has been a considerable decline in the number of people who die in auto accidents each year.  In 2012, however, there was the first annual increase in the number of traffic fatalities since an increase in auto accident deaths in 2005.  Although there are still far fewer accidents today than there were just a few short decades ago – in large part because of better safety gear and tougher safety laws – 33,561 people still died in collisions in 2012. Any drunk driving accident lawyer in Mobile knows that these thousands of people left behind devastated families and that far too many lives are still being lost.

Many of the crashes that occur today happen because people make unsafe choices. The head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicated that many of the problems on the roads happen because, despite the best efforts of the government, there are still people who drive while distracted, who drive while drunk or who refuse to wear their seat belts when in a vehicle. The government hopes to reduce the number of people doing these dangerous things through the development of new technology, and the Huffington Post has recently reported that the government is speeding up research on car safety systems so that it can tackle the problems head on and hopefully save lives.

Technology Can Help To Curb Traffic Problems

There are several different kinds of auto safety technology that are in development and that are considered likely to be ready soon for use in vehicles. For example, seat belt interlock device are one technology that is close to being fully developed.

Seat belt interlock devices stop cars and trucks from being driven as long as the vehicle’s driver or any passenger remains unbuckled. The NHTSA is currently examining the feasibility of changing safety standards and letting these seat belt devices work to satisfy government requirements for protecting occupants in crash tests. Auto makers support the idea of requiring effective seat belt use in order to start the car, because it would be less costly to use an automated seat belt system than to design the interior of cars to ensure all occupants are safe even if unbelted.

Experts are still making some tweaks to the seat belt technology with the goal of making sure that the interlock devices are very reliable and that the interlocks are tamper-proof.  However, once this technology passes and if it finds its way into cars, it could save as many as 3,000 people every single year.

Other technology currently in development is some type of system for detecting a driver’s alcohol based on either his finger on a car start button or based on a driver normally breathing air while in the car. This technology is at least five years away, since it is important to make sure that the drunk-driving prevention tool does not overly burden sober drivers.

Drunk driving accident lawyers in Mobile can help if you have been injured in an Alabama traffic accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE.

Mobile Traffic Accidents in Focus as Allstate Looks at America's Safest Driving Cities

Car accident lawyers in Mobile know that avoiding traffic collisions should be the top priority for every motorist and fortunately it looks like drivers in Mobile have done a little better job this year.  Mobile has moved up on the list of the safest cities for drivers prepared each year by Allstate Insurance Company, earning a significantly higher place on this list.

However, there are still many places safer than Mobile, so there is still work to be done. Allstate provides some tips for drivers to reduce the risk of traffic collisions – and we could all use the reminder with the holidays just around the corner.

Mobile Moves Up on the List of Safe Cities

In late August, Allstate Insurance announced that it was releasing its 2013 Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. This report has been compiled each year for the past nine years based on data from insurance claims made to Allstate.

Because Allstate insures around 10 percent of all drivers in the United States, its claims data is fairly representative of driver claims for accidents made throughout the United States.

This year, Mobile improved its position significantly on the list as compared with 2012. Mobile is number 24 on the list of the 200 safest cities released in 2013, moving up from number 36 on the 2012 report. While still not as safe as other locations in Alabama including Huntsville, Montgomery and Birmingham, this is a significant improvement from the prior year’s data.

Mobile earned its place as #24 because the average years between accidents for drivers in the area is 11.3.  This is not as good as the 13.9 average years between accidents in the safest city, Fort Collins CO, but is much better than the 4.8 years in Washington D.C., which has the distinction of being the least safest city on the list. Allstate data also shows that the relative likelihood of a motorist having an accident in Alabama is 11.3 percent lower than the national average.

This is good news for Alabama drivers, but Allstate has some advice to make the city even safer:

  • Knowing where you are going before you leave home. If you have directions and know where you are headed, you won’t be looking at GPS and map devices as much and can be better focused on the road. If you do get lost, pull over instead of trying to drive while figuring out where you are headed.
  • Planning ahead for traffic time. By making sure you leave yourself ample time to get to your destination, you won’t be inclined to tailgate or speed, both of which increase the risk of an accident.
  • Being alert. You may have to stop or slow for pedestrians and other vehicles and you want to be paying attention so you don’t hit anyone or anything.

Following these tips can help to make the streets of Mobile even safer and can help to continue the improvements made over the past year that have allowed Mobile to move up on the list of the cities safest for drivers.

Car accident lawyers in Mobile can help if you have been injured in an Alabama traffic accident. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm at 1-800-HURTLINE.