Nearly 9,000 Tickets Issued in 3-day Period

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers are making their presence known on rural and urban roads this week.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, troopers issued 2,285 tickets on Wednesday. In the first three days of the "Take Back Our Highways" campaign, troopers have handed out 8,922 tickets.

Since Monday's blitz got underway, troopers said 30 percent of the citations were for speeding. Hundreds of motorists also have been cited for failing to wear a seat belt and or using a child restraint device.

The DPS report does not include traffic enforcement activity by sheriff and municipal law enforcement agencies. The traffic blitz ends Sunday.

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