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The solar eclipse’s path of totality on April 8th, 2024. Photo courtesy of USDOT.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is advising motorists to maintain safe driving behaviors during today’s solar eclipse.

Drivers are urged to not pull over at unsafe locations, such as stopping on interstates or any roadways, to view the eclipse. Motorists should also be mindful of pedestrians and cyclists who may be looking skyward.

While not…

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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.


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ALGO Traffic official logo

Spring break travelers make the most of Alabama interstates and highways at this time of the year. With so many vehicles heading to the state’s beautiful beaches, lakes and golf courses, traffic congestion is inevitable. But with ALGO Traffic, drivers have the power to keep traffic moving and reach “destination FUN” safely.  

The Alabama Department…

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The railroad crossing on US-431 near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden will undergo more than $1 million in upgrades beginning this week.

Work to improve the US-431 railroad crossing near the former Goodyear plant in Gadsden will begin at 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

OmniTRAX, operator of the Alabama & Tennessee River Railway, originally planned to begin work today. The ALDOT-administered project will reconstruct the track crossing surface with precast concrete panels and upgrade the railroad signals at…

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ALDOT's Tuscumbia Area paving crew prepares to repair pavement on SR-67 damaged by a small landslide. Crews buttressed the slope with rock to halt further movement

The Alabama Department of Transportation is repairing a minor landslide on SR-67 in Morgan County.

Movement of material in the slope near mile marker 33 in Priceville in recent months caused a depression in the pavement.

Crews braced the slope with stone Monday to reduce further movement. Wednesday, they will mill and repave a section…

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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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