Alabama Sees Decrease in Highway Deaths

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Traffic deaths fell statewide during the Alabama state troopers' Take Back Our Highways program.

The state Department of Public Safety reports that 11 people died in traffic accidents during the statewide crackdown July 25 through Aug. 1. That compared to 18 people during the same week a year ago.

State troopers issued more than 16,000 tickets during the one-week blitz. Nearly half of them were for speeding. There were also 185 tickets for driving under the influence.

This marks the third year that the state Department of Public Safety has put all available troopers on the highways for one week to crack down on violations.


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