Troopers Cracking Down On Safety Over Thanksgiving Weekend
November 22nd, 2011|
November 22, 2011
With the deaths of 12 individuals on Alabama highways last Thanksgiving weekend looming in the backs of the minds of law enforcement across the state, Alabama state Troopers say they will be increasing efforts to prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities as part of the Department of Public Safety’s holiday travel safety campaign.
According to ABC 33/40 News, Troopers will be out from 6:00 PM Wednesday until Sunday at midnight, and will be targeting behaviors like driving under the influence, speeding, distracted driving, and following too closely.
Public Safety records from 2010 show that alcohol was a factor in seven of the 12 fatalities that occurred over last holiday weekend. Also, 10 out of the 12 individuals killed were not wearing seat belts.
Col. Hugh B. McCall, Director of Public Safety, stated, “We expect traffic to be heavier than usual during this year’s extended holiday period, and we will aggressively enforce traffic laws.” Troopers say motorist can avoid being pulled over and keep Alabama’s roadways safer by:
- Obeying all traffic laws and signs
- Observing speed limits
- Buckling up
- Refraining from driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Stay a safe distance behind the vehicle in front of you
The Alabama Car Accident Attorneys with Norris Injury Lawyers applaud State Troopers for their effort to keep Alabama’s roadways safe for holiday travelers and would like to urge drivers to keep these tips in mind as you visit your loved ones. Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Norris Injury Lawyers!