Hands-Free Driving Bill Passes in Birmingham 2019
Car accident injuries and fatalities have been a growing concern for public safety in Alabama in recent years. In the country, all 50 states have passed some type of distracted driving law, with the goal of encouraging drivers to focus 100% of their attention on the road. In 2017, distracted driving took at least 3,166… read more
Secure Alabama Weapons or Face Serious Legal Trouble in 2018
Posted in Alabama Laws on December 13, 2018.
In recent weeks, an Alabama man pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge after his son, a second-grader, took a gun to school and shot himself in the hand. The father, a 41-year-old Huntsville man, made a blind plea and may face up to 10 years in prison. This is partially because the defendant already… read more
2018 Alabama Car Seat Laws
The way you strap your child into a car seat can mean the difference between life and death in an auto accident. In fact, 35% of children 12 and under who died in car accidents in 2016 were not properly buckled up, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…. read more
Alabama’s New Guns in School Law
Posted in Alabama Laws on June 18, 2018.
School shootings in America have been in the news dozens of times since the beginning of this year alone. Alabama has not managed to escape the headlines. With the local and national death tolls mounting, Alabama lawmakers decided it was time to make a change. Governor Kay Ivey, with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, announced… read more
Alabama Child Car Seat Laws
Posted in Alabama Laws on June 1, 2018.
Car seats are invaluable safety devices. Both state and federal car seat laws exist to prevent injuries to their children and avoid legal penalties. Depending on the age and size of the child, requirements for car seats vary. The Alabama Department of Public Safety enforces the state’s child car seat guidelines: Children under one year… read more