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May is Youth Traffic Safety Month

As temperatures rise and the school year ends, May marks National Youth Traffic Safety Month. It is a crucial time to raise awareness about road and driving safety for young drivers. Teenagers are at a higher risk on the road and traffic crashes are a leading cause of death…

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Anything that takes attention away from driving can be a distraction.

Nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured every day in distracted driving crashes, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. As April marks Distracted Driving Awareness Month, it is crucial to be aware of the importance of safe and focused driving.

Anything that takes attention away from driving can be a…

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ALDOT's Code of the Road Safety Campaign

ALDOT has a new campaign from Drive Safe Alabama called Code of the Road. If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll see billboards all around the state encouraging drivers to “Click the seat belt, not the like button.” This is in effort to drive down the more than 144,000 crashes happening on Alabama roads.

This…

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ALDOT is reminding every vehicle driver and passenger about Alabama's hands-free driving law

A new state law aims to drive down vehicle-related fatalities caused by distracted driving. Beginning in June of 2024, state and local law enforcement can issue tickets to anyone making a call, sending a text, browsing the web, or watching or recording videos with a phone in their hands. In other words, drive hands-free or…

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As daylight saving time approaches, it’s a great opportunity to spring into safer driving habits. While losing an hour of sleep has its challenges, getting behind the wheel of a car when you’re drowsy is dangerous and preventable.

According to the latest data from the Crash Facts publication, drowsy driving was a factor in 2,336…

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Governor Kay Ivey addresses 67th Annual Alabama Transportation Conference

The 67th annual Alabama Transportation Conference, held in Birmingham, Ala. at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex February 6-7 brought together industry leaders, contractors, exhibitors and ALDOT employees to discuss the future of the transportation industry and how safety will play a large role.

Approximately 1,000 transportation professionals attended the conference. Opening the conference was keynote speaker…

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