Traffic Fatalities Up, ALEA Points To Trooper Levels

Fatal wrecks investigated by Alabama State Troopers are up 3.4% compared to the same period last year. A trend that's continued over the last three years.

Take a look at this chart:

Year Total fatalities
2015 452
2014 437
2013 446
2012 444
2011 478

 

In cases where seatbelts were available for use, 59% of traffic fatalities involved people who weren’t wearing one.  39% of all traffic fatalities this year have happened on county roads.

Officials with the ALEA believe traffic fatalities and crashes will continue their upward climb with fewer troopers on the road.
Officials with the ALEA believe traffic fatalities and crashes will continue their upward climb with fewer troopers on the road.

Fatalities, compared to last year, are up by 3.4%.  Other stats are up as well.  Crashes are up by 9% compared to the same period last year.  Accidents with injuries are up 11% from last year as well.  Troopers say this is simply a question of manpower.

“Well we have fewer people out there being proactive in the enforcement of traffic laws for speeding, DUI enforcement, things like that,” said Trooper Jamie Maloy.  So far this year there have only been 94 days without a traffic death.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s