Speeding Crackdown

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Motorists beware! Alabama State Troopers say they will soon begin another statewide crackdown on speeders.

A campaign that started in late August was suspended because a number of troopers were deployed for three weeks in south Alabama when Hurricane Ivan struck the Alabama coast. Troopers also spent four days providing additional security at the Talladega Superspeedway earlier this month.

Public Safety director Colonel Mike Coppage said he's studying the latest data on wrecks to determine where troopers will concentrate their enforcement blitz.

More than 7,500 speeding tickets were issued during the crack down that started Aug. 25.

The crackdown comes after a federal study found that speeding surpassed driving under the influence as the leading killer on Alabama's highways.