June 3rd, 2014|
Summer has found its way to Alabama. For many, that means working outside or going on vacation. Unfortunately, each year both of these activities lead to citizens being seriously injured in an Alabama car accident.
To address these risks, the state is taking part in several safety campaigns that are aimed at raising public awareness about the risks motor vehicle collisions can pose. One of the programs Alabama is endorsing is the “Click It Or Ticket” campaign, in which law enforcement focuses on catching motorists who are operating a motor vehicle without being properly restrained. According to an article from Gulf Coast News Today, the campaign has been linked to a rise in seat belt usage in the state over recent years.
Some Alabamans are also calling for motorists to focus on the road when driving through construction zones because of the large number of injuries and fatalities associated with accidents that occur in these areas. In fact, reports show that last year alone, the state saw 18 fatalities and approximately 700 injuries associated with motor vehicle accidents in construction zones.
While one campaign sends a message of buckling up, the latter calls for drivers to be more aware of their surroundings in construction zones where an obstacle can pop up in a split second.
At Norris Injury Lawyers, our team of Birmingham personal injury attorneys recognizes the risks that can be associated with traveling on the highway during summertime. That’s why we ask that you stay safe by buckling up, slowing down, and keeping your eyes on the road.