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Troopers urge drivers to be safe on holiday roads

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State Trooper Curtis Summerville wants all drivers to remain safe on the roads this holiday. State Trooper Curtis Summerville wants all drivers to remain safe on the roads this holiday.
MADISON COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

As you get ready to celebrate and ring in the new year, law enforcement agencies want you to be smart and safe.

Alabama state troopers, along with Huntsville police, Madison police and Madison County deputies, will beef up patrols all this week and through the weekend.

Troopers will set up random checkpoints around the county. State troopers said that during these checkpoints, they're not just checking to see if you've been drinking, they're also checking for insurance, a valid driver's license, seat belts and distracted drivers.

State troopers said you can go out and have a good time, but you need to make sure you have a designated driver. They said their main purpose for these checkpoints is to make sure everyone on the road is safe.

"We're not out to write tickets or give people tickets for a revenue venture," Trooper Curtis Summerville said. "If we can go out and not write a single ticket and have people to comply with all traffic laws, in terms of not speeding, not following too closely, wearing their seatbelts, if we can get people to do those things, we're totally happy."

If you need assistance this holiday, you can dial *47 on your phone. This is a toll-free number that will connect you to the nearest state trooper office.

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