BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Alabama State Troopers will begin a four-day blitz of the state's highways beginning Wednesday.
Troopers will be out in force as part of the Department of Public Safety's Take Back Our Highways campaign.
During the 102-hour period, holiday travelers will see more troopers on patrol and more tickets being written.
Last Thanksgiving eight people died on state roadways.
Troopers estimate alcohol was a factor in half those deaths. Troopers have been staging the statewide blitzes since August 2007.
DPS officials say there has been a decrease in the number of highway deaths each year since then.