Birmingham is a city located in Jefferson County, Alabama. The city is most well-known for being a center of activity during the Civil Rights Movement. Birmingham is also called the Magic City because of its explosive growth from 1881 to 1920. That’s an interesting past, but what’s happening in the city now?
In 2018, there were 19,003 traffic crashes in Birmingham. Out of that total, 43 people were killed and 4,294 were seriously injured. In all of Jefferson County, there were 34,263 traffic crashes. Out of that total, 92 people were killed and 7,710 were seriously injured.
Most traffic crashes in Alabama occur in heavily-populated urban areas. But most traffic fatalities occur in densely-populated rural areas. This is attributed to the fact that rural drivers often have higher rates of speeding, drunk driving, and less seat belt usage.
Have you received a traffic ticket in Birmingham or Jefferson County? If so, a defensive driving course can possibly get your ticket dismissed. And if you take the course seriously, you’ll improve your driving skills, too.