Most states generate a crash facts book on an annual basis. Every attempt is made within these books to capture what most people would want to know about traffic safety. For example, what are the major causes from a crash frequency and severity point of view? And, given a particular type of crash, how are the causal drivers’ ages distributed? Many interested persons within the traffic safety community have, over the years, used the Crash Facts Book for comparative purposes, and to determine the extent of a particular traffic safety problem and how it has changed over time.
The Alabama Crash Facts Book (CFB) is an annual publication produced in part by CAPS that provides a wide breadth of traffic safety statistics for a variety of constituencies. While most of the users of the CFB are traffic safety personnel, this publication is also intended to serve as a public information conduit. The past publications of The Alabama Crash Facts Book are provided below.
The CFB is produced through sponsorship with the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT). Some years the CFB was produced entirely by CAPS. For the last few years, CAPS has provided data and most of the content but ALDOT has designed and published the booklet.