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Caution urged for holiday travel

It’s not uncommon for motorists to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy Thanksgiving. But celebrating the holiday is the last thing anybody wants to do if they or those they love are involved in a traffic crash en route.

Alabama Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler said Alabama State Troopers investigated ten traffic fatalities during the Thanksgiving weekend 2015. “What should have been a festive occasion was marred by tragedy on Alabama’s roadways,” he said. “Please, motorists, support the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and our law enforcement partners from across the state to ensure everyone buckles up, obeys speed limits and avoids driving under the influence or while distracted.”

The holiday travel period for this Thanksgiving is from 12:01 a.m. Nov. 23 to midnight Nov. 27. During that time, all of ALEA’s troopers will work additional shifts to create a highly-visible enforcement presence thanks to grant funding from the ADECA and ALDOT and will work with local law enforcement agencies to bolster patrol/enforcement activities and to assist stranded motorists. Call *HP or 9-1-1 for assistance while traveling through Alabama.

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