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Alabama Using Federal Funds for Extra Trooper Patrols

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama is going to use federal funds to pay state troopers to work overtime on the state's deadliest roads.

The crackdown was announced today by Governor Riley.

A two-year agreement between the Alabama Department of Transportation and the state Department of Public Safety calls for the Transportation Department to supply more than $5 million in federal highway safety funds.

That will be used for extra patrols in areas with the greatest number of wrecks.

The CARE Research and Development Laboratory at the University of Alabama will determine where the problem areas are that need extra patrols.

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


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