Ala. Troopers Participate in Labor Day Safety Blitz

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama state troopers will make their
presence known on state highways over the 78-hour Labor Day weekend in an effort to curb alcohol-related deaths and other traffic

Earlier this week highway patrol officers from across the Southeast, including Alabama, announced a new safety enforcement campaign - called Zero For 24. Its a project with the goal of allowing no drunk-driving deaths on Labor Day.

Drunken driving was a factor in more than 400 traffic deaths in Alabama last year.

The Department of Public Safety estimates that 13 people may die in traffic crashes in Alabama over the holiday travel period beginning at 6 p-m today and ending at midnight Monday.

Last year nine traffic deaths were recorded in the state over the Labor Day weekend.

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