Did Drivers Feel Safer Over the Labor Day Weekend?
Alabama State Troopers Report Six Fatal Crashes
Alabama State Troopers say six people died on the roadways this Labor Day Weekend. Last year, it was five. Troopers say extra patrols were out last weekend, but did they work?
While the number of fatal accidents troopers investigated went up this year, most of the drivers CBS 8 News spoke with say they did see more patrols on the streets, and in turn, they did feel safer on the roads.
Last Friday, Alabama State Troopers kicked off their safety blitz targeting speeders, tailgaters and drunk drivers.
Jarrett says this year, half of the people who died were drinking alcohol, and three were not wearing a seat belt. He says two deaths involved a motorcycle and ATV, and one was a pedestrian.
And while some drivers like James Gentry say at the time, the road blocks and extra patrols were overkill, looking back he admits, "I'm sure it helped out."
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