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