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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.

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  • by John Location: Coffee County on Nov 23, 2010 at 01:25 PM
    Thank you Troopers, if it weren't for our troopers, some places wouldn't have good law enforcement.
  • by safe driver Location: geneva on Nov 23, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    Thank you to all the law enforcement for all you do to keep us safe. These take back the highway campaigns and other programs do work and we hope you continue to do this. thank you.
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