"Take Back Our Highways" again credited for declining fatalities - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

"Take Back Our Highways" again credited for declining fatalities

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Public Safety finished its fourth annual "Take Back Our Highways" traffic safety campaign Sunday at midnight with another year of declines in fatalities.

The campaign starts each year at the beginning of the Thanksgiving holiday, and officials say it's designed to promote highway traffic safety, reduce crashes and save lives. Each year every available state trooper is taken off administrative duties and assigned to a patrol car.

During the 2010 campaign Troopers investigated 412 traffic crashes involving 185 injuries. There were also six fatalities. Troopers said none of the six victims who were fatally injured was wearing a seat belt. Five of those victims, and five involved alcohol.

The fatalities happened in these counties: Choctaw (two on 11/26/10), Greene (one on 11/26/10), Lee (one on 11/26/10), Shelby (one on 11/26/10), and Mobile (one on 11/24/10).

Troopers made 144 arrests for DUI, issued 3,087 citations for speeding and 793 seat belt/child restraint violations.

As of 11/28/2010, State Troopers have investigated 17 fewer traffic fatalities than for the same period in 2009.

Trooper-worked fatalities have dropped for four consecutive years, decreasing 62 in 2007, 131 in 2008, and 94 in 2009.

©2010 WSFA. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

    AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:38:05 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:32:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has approved the $85 billion me...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has approved the $85 billion me...

    AT&T and Time Warner have completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, just two days after a federal judge approved the combination over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt...

    More >>

    AT&T and Time Warner have completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, just two days after a federal judge approved the combination over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers.

    More >>
  • Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing now new mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:32:32 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>
  • Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 3, knocks over walls

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:29:52 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 7:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:32:07 GMT
    (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...(Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

    More >>

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly