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Thanksgiving Week Brings Risk of Traffic Fatalities

There were more fatal crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year than in previous years, and even though fatal crashes are trending down so far in 2017, the week still brings dangers to...

November 13, 2017

UA Study: Days Leading Up to Thanksgiving Bring More Car Crashes

The three days just before Thanksgiving are some of the worst times of the year to be on the road, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University of Alabama Center...

November 17, 2016

UA Study: Fall, Holidays Dangerous Time for Young Drivers

The last three months of the year can be treacherous for all drivers, but young drivers are involved in considerably more crashes during that time than the rest of the year, according to a...

November 9, 2015

Thanksgiving Week Brings Driving Dangers, According to UA Study

Automobile crashes caused by deer, alcohol and bad weather are more common during the week of Thanksgiving than the rest of the year, according to a recent study of traffic data by The University...

November 14, 2014

UA Study: Holiday Driving Dangerous, More So Just Before Christmas

The days just before Christmas, as people rush to buy presents and travel to holiday destinations, can be more dangerous on roadways than the days surrounding Thanksgiving and New Year’s, according to a recent...

November 19, 2013

UA Study: Thanksgiving Driving Patterns Increase Risk for Fatal Crashes

Analyzing Alabama and national fatal crash data during Thanksgiving week, University of Alabama researchers found common factors in fatal crashes throughout the year are exaggerated by the activity of Thanksgiving week.

November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Driving: UA Research Shows Travel, Combined with Alcohol, Weather Can Be Deadly

How have Thanksgiving holiday driving patterns changed during recent years? The answer may help you avoid a crash or at least the congestion that goes with most holiday travel.

November 17, 2011

Electronic Crash Data from UA Gives New Insights into Holiday Driving Dangers

A recent University of Alabama-study used data from the recently-developed electronic crash reporting system to obtain new insights into the dangers of holiday driving.

November 19, 2010

UA Study Shows Driving Trends During the Holidays

A recent University of Alabama study shows that the days preceding and following holidays, rather than the holidays themselves, are at a high risk for serious crashes involving injuries or fatalities.

November 11, 2009

UA Study Shows Day Before Thanksgiving 2007 Was One of State’s Worst Crash Days of the Year

A recent University of Alabama study shows the fifth worst day for crashes within the state in 2007 was the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. These results are in sharp contrast to UA’s CARE Research &...

November 14, 2008