ALABAMA – Alabama State Troopers on Monday released traffic statistics for the Fourth of July holiday period. Troopers noted that In 2017, Alabama traffic statistics covered a 5-day period, which was from Friday, June 30, to Tuesday, July 4. In 2018, the traffic statistics covered a total of 10 days, which was from Friday June 29, to Sunday, July 8.
Between Friday, June 29, and Sunday, July 8:
- Saturday, June 30, was the deadliest day, with five traffic fatalities – 4 motorcyclists, 1 motorcycle passenger – in Cullman, Limestone, Marshall and Mobile Counties.
- Sunday, July 8, was the only day with zero traffic fatalities.
- Wednesday, July 4, had one traffic fatality (Geneva County). It was the passenger of a vehicle equipped with a seat belt, but the victim was not using a seat belt at the time of the crash.
- The rest of the travel period:
- 18 traffic fatalities (including the 5 on June 30).
- 6 drivers, 3 passengers, 3 pedestrians, 5 motorcyclists, 1 motorcycle passenger.
- 5 seat belts in use, 4 seat belts not in use, seat belts not applicable for 9 individuals killed (pedestrians and motorcyclists).
- Counties: Bullock, Cullman, Franklin, Geneva, Jefferson, Limestone, Lowndes, Marengo, Marion, Marshall, Mobile, St. Clair, Talladega, Walker
During the same time period, Troopers in Marine Patrol Division worked two deaths on Alabama waterways:
- Although a few incidents still may be added to Marine Patrol’s boat-accident reporting system, there were eight zero-incident days during the holiday period.
- 2 boating fatalities Wednesday, July 4, in Hale County
- 4 crashes with property damage (including the fatal crash) on July 2 and July 4. Counties: Baldwin, Hale Morgan and Tallapoosa