Traffic Safety Tips


  • Leave in plenty of time to arrive at your destination before having to rush to make it on time.
  • Slow down and obey speed limits. Neighborhood speed limits are 25 mph.
  • Do not enter intersections until there is enough room to clear the entire intersection.
  • Never place a child safety seat in front of an airbag.
  • Streets are designated for vehicles and should never be used as a playground for your children.
  • Maintain a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Always stop while buses are loading and unloading children.
  • School zones are 25 mph and are strictly enforced.

Did You Know?

  • The Alabama Code Title 32 requires motorists that are involved in a traffic crash to remain at the scene of the accident and render aid if there are injuries.
  • You are required to stop for a school bus loading or unloading if you are on a divided highway and you are on the opposite side.
  • If you double your speed, you quadruple your stopping distance.
  • The top causes of traffic accidents in Madison are:
    1. Driver Not in Control/Distracted Driving - Inattentiveness to the task of driving
    2. Failure to Yield Right of Way - Pulling/turning in front of another vehicle
    3. Following Too Close - Following another vehicle too close to stop when the vehicle in front stops abruptly