Fewer people will die in crashes across Alabama in 2022: ALEA

Alabama (WHNT) — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) recently issued a “year-end” press release revealing the number of traffic-related fatalities for 2022.

As the Troopers said they investigated a total of 31,990 accidents, 586 lives were lost in statewide clashes last year. Wounded in these wrecks he numbered 10,914.

While the number of road fatalities may seem high, there are 19 fewer fatalities than in 2021, according to ALEA. He also had 2,185 fewer crashes and 646 fewer injuries.

During the nine-day long holiday period around Christmas and New Year, 14 people were killed in traffic accidents in DeKalb, Limestone, Marshall, Baldwin, Chambers, Chilton, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Monroe, and Tuscaloosa counties. did.

ALEA said 11 drivers and three passengers died while on vacation, and only four were wearing seatbelts.

Our troopers have done a phenomenal job this year actively patrolling and working on numerous high-visibility details to reduce collisions and save lives.
Notify these 14 loved ones after a deadly crash on vacation
season. This is one of the hardest parts of our job.
Condolences to the family and loved ones. ”

Colonel Jimmy Helms, Chief of ALEA Public Safety

Fastening your seatbelt is the “single most effective action” you can take to protect yourself in a crash, ALEA said, urging drivers to stay safe and drive with caution by 2023. I’m here.

You can read all ALEA Here are some safe driving tips.

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