Alabama

GHSA maintains data on state laws surrounding a number of highway safety issues. Below is information regarding laws in the state of Alabama. Please note that GHSA does not compile any additional data on state laws other than what is presented in these pages. For more information, consult the appropriate State Highway Safety Office.

Georgia Takes Action on Handheld Cell Phone Use While Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2018

CONTACT: Madison Forker, mforker@ghsa.org
202-789-0942 x120

States Strengthen Traffic Safety Laws in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed H.B. 673 into law, making the state the 16th (along with D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) to ban handheld wireless device phone use behind the wheel.

New highway safety campaign decreases deaths by over 50 percent

In July, five Southern states collaborated on Operation Southern Shield, a high visibility enforcement campaign targeting speeding. GHSA Board Member Bill Whatley of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs discusses the campaign's success.

New highway safety campaign decreases deaths by over 50 percent

August 8, 2017
Article by Rowland Sauls

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