Day 1 of Traffic Blitz Results in Thousands of Tickets

UNDATED, Ala. (AP) - Day one of the "Take Back Our Highways" program got off to a strong start Monday.

Figures released Thursdau by the Alabama Department of Public Safety show state troopers issued 3,272 traffic citations.

They include 20 for DUI, nearly 1,500 for speeding and another 547 for failing to use seat belts and or child restraints.

Troopers said dozens of others were ticketed for following too closely and improper lane changes.

State public safety officials said 8 people were killed in traffic accidents yesterday, including last night's horrific two-vehicle crash in Houston County that claimed the lives of six people.

By comparison from the same day in 2006, troopers issued 627 tickets.

The week long traffic blitz ends Sunday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Johnny Location: Enterprise on Nov 21, 2007 at 01:19 PM
    Take back our highways should not even be the case. our highways need to be controlled everyday.. Speeding,following to close,improper lane change, etc occur to often on a daily basis and the need for tighter enforcement is NOW. Make it expensive,very expensive and you will slow it down great job troppers
  • by Old Man Location: Cowarts on Nov 21, 2007 at 12:08 PM
    State Trooper won't have to work to beat there own record,if they would set up on Glen Lawrence Road. They may run out of tickets. Glen Lawrence Road is a Dragway for Speeders,and late njght DRUNKS going home
  • by stuart Location: enterprise on Nov 20, 2007 at 04:58 PM
    very good!!! I believe they could have issued that many just in enterprise alone.
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