Troopers Warn Motorist To Obey The Law This Weekend

The Alabama Department of Public Safety warns motorists, "You Drink and Drive. You Lose."

Troopers say over the 78-hour Labor Day holiday travel period they will form special enforcement details -- including line patrols and checkpoints -- to target impaired drivers and speeders. Officers also plan stepped up enforcement of seat belt and child restraint laws.

Public Safety officials estimate that 15 people may die in traffic accidents over the holiday travel period that begins at 6 p-m tonight and ends at midnight Monday, September sixth.

Last year in Alabama, eight people -- five on rural roads and three in urban areas -- died in traffic accidents over the Labor Day weekend.

Alabama Associated Press