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Traveling for the Holidays? These 10 Tips Will Help Keep You Safe

Stay safe during your travels with these tips from UAPD.

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving, Christmas Have Different Causes for Car Crashes

Crashes caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol are more prevalent around Christmas and New Year’s Day, while crashes the days around Thanksgiving are concentrated around typical rush hours, according to...

November 21, 2019

Going to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving? Drive Safely, Especially if Arriving Early

More than half of all vehicle crashes during the week of Thanksgiving last year occurred in the three days before the holiday, according to a recent study of state traffic data by University of...

November 12, 2018

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