"Take Back the Highway" Campagin Comes to an End

By: Demetria McClenton Email
By: Demetria McClenton Email

People were doing a lot more than shopping this weekend, they were traveling.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety brings its "Take Back our Highway" campaign to an end.

During the holiday travel period troopers across the state promote highway traffic safety.

Troopers issued more than 3,000 speeding tickets and had six fatalities during the 5-day campaign.

Of the six fatalities, five involved alcohol and none wore a seat belt.

"I have yet to unbuckle a dead person, but I have seen people on the side of the roads being ejected out of the vehicle for not wearing their seatbelt,” said Alabama State Trooper Kevin Cook.

Trooper Cook adds traffic fatalities have dropped for four consecutive years.

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