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Thursday Saw 4,779 Tickets Issued in "Take Back Our Highways" Campaign

Talk about a "Blue Light Special"!

Alabama State Troopers handed out more than 6,000 tickets on Monday, the first day of the "Take Back Our Highways" campaign.

The numbers break down to 4,000 tickets for "Hazardous Activity"; These include violations like speeding, DUIs, following too closely and improper lane changes. There were also 1,500 tickets issued for "Non-Hazardous Activity".

On Tuesday, 8/14 there were a total of 5,741 traffic tickets issued. That includes 3,738 "Hazardous Activity" tickets and 2,003 "Non-Hazardous" tickets. Troopers issued 5x's more tickets Tuesday than they did on the same date last year. Take a look at the numbers.

(Note: 2006 totals are in red)

Total traffic arrests for 8/14: 5,741/ 1,047

Hazardous arrests: 3,738/ 813
Includes:
DUI: 20
Speeding: 2,445
Following too Closely: 156
Improper Lane Change: 60
SB/CR: 1,057

Non-hazardous arrests: 2,003/ 237
Total non-traffic arrests: 154
Total warnings: 393/ 413
Total assists: 133/ 72
Rural crashes: 75 / 100
Injuries: 32/ 42
Fatalities: 0/ 0

Here is a statewide tally for Wednesday Aug. 15, 2007 and the same day one year prior:

Total hazardous arrests for 8/15: 3,598/ 429
Includes:
DUI: 20
Speeding: 2,389
Following too Closely: 146
Improper Lane Change: 44
SB/CR: 999

Total non-hazardous arrests: 1,369/ 177
Total non-traffic arrests: 95
Total warnings: 222/ 263 
Total assists: 114/ 45 
Rural crashes: 74/ 90 
Injuries: 23/ 45 
Fatalities: 1/

Here is the statewide totals for Thursday Aug. 16, 2007 and the same day one year prior:

Total trooper arrests for 8/16: 4,779

Hazardous arrests: 3,100/ 833
Includes:
DUI: 32
Speeding: 1,889
Following too Closely: 116
Improper Lane Change: 42
SB/CR: 1,021

Non-hazardous arrests: 1,679/ 300
Total non-traffic arrests: 138
Total warnings: 265/ 377
Total assists: 106/ 82
Rural crashes: 79/ 77
Injuries: 32/ 44
Fatalities: 0/ 3

 

Information Courtesy: The Alabama Department of Public Safety

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