Traffic accidents are down in Alabama amid coronavirus pandemic

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) – Traffic accidents are killing fewer people in Alabama during the pandemic. Statistics from the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency show highway deaths dropped 58% in April from March and 42% from a year earlier. State troopers also investigated 43% fewer traffic accidents in April than in March. WALA-TV reports the statistics match data from the Alabama Department of Transportation, which has vehicle counters along Interstate 10 and I-65. Traffic volume over a nearly three-week period in April was down by about 46% compared with the same period in 2019.


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