MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -- Alabama officials are trying to get through a full day without a traffic fatality anywhere in the state. Gov. Bob Riley has declared today as "Put the Brakes on Fatalities Day." The day is also being observed in many other states.
The push for the no fatality day is backed by a variety of groups involved in highway construction and safety. Alabama transportation officials say the state averages nearly three deaths each day in traffic accidents.