Alabama state troopers http://apr.org en 10 Die In Holiday Weekend Wrecks In Alabama http://apr.org/post/10-die-holiday-weekend-wrecks-alabama <p></p><p>Alabama state troopers investigated 10 traffic fatalities during the long Fourth of July weekend.</p><p>The troopers report that three of the fatalities were in Lowndes County. There was one fatality each in St. Clair, Coffee, Mobile, Perry, Walker, Monroe and Tuscaloosa counties. One of the fatalities was a pedestrian and four people were killed on motorcycles.</p><p>The long weekend began at 6 p.m. Thursday and ended at midnight Sunday. The troopers report they investigated 237 wrecks during that period, and the wrecks involved 123 injuries.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 21:12:20 +0000 The Associated Press 55302 at http://apr.org 10 Die In Holiday Weekend Wrecks In Alabama State Troopers Investigate 3 Fatal Weekend Crashes http://apr.org/post/state-troopers-investigate-3-fatal-weekend-crashes <p></p><p>Alabama State Troopers say none of the three people who died in Memorial Day weekend crashes were wearing seatbelts.</p><p>Sgt. Steve Jarrett said in a statement Tuesday that state troopers investigated three fatal wrecks between Friday evening and early Monday morning. Jarrett says traffic fatalities were reported in Jackson, Shelby and Wilcox counties.</p><p>Jarrett says during last year's Memorial Day weekend travel period, troopers investigated two traffic fatalities involving motorcyclists.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 21:05:55 +0000 The Associated Press 52759 at http://apr.org State Troopers Investigate 3 Fatal Weekend Crashes Ala. Troopers Handled 731 Wrecks In Winter Storm http://apr.org/post/ala-troopers-handled-731-wrecks-winter-storm <p></p><p>Alabama state troopers handled more than twice as many wrecks as normal during the snow and ice storm that paralyzed parts of the state last week.</p><p>Troopers released statistics Tuesday showing officers investigated a total of 731 accidents from Tuesday through Friday. Roads were either frozen over or blocked with abandoned vehicles across a wide area during those days.</p><p>Troopers on average would handle about 336 wrecks over a four-day period.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 21:45:42 +0000 The Associated Press 46191 at http://apr.org Ala. Troopers Handled 731 Wrecks In Winter Storm Ala. Troopers: 9 Dead In Wrecks Linked To Weather http://apr.org/post/ala-troopers-9-dead-wrecks-linked-weather <p></p><p>State troopers say nine people died in traffic accidents linked to this week's winter storm in Alabama.</p><p>The Department of Public Safety says fatal wrecks happened in six counties: Bullock, Chilton, DeKalb, Elmore, Perry and Tuscaloosa.</p><p>Troopers say additional deaths could be added to the storm total once additional wrecks are investigated.</p><p>Police say hundreds of wrecks occurred statewide during the storm, which struck Tuesday.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:05:57 +0000 The Associated Press 46011 at http://apr.org Ala. Troopers: 9 Dead In Wrecks Linked To Weather Few Alabamians Getting New STAR ID http://apr.org/post/few-alabamians-getting-new-star-id <p></p><p>Few Alabamians have obtained a new form of identification that many will need in less than a year if they want to take a domestic flight without carrying a passport.</p><p>State Trooper spokesman Steve Jarrett says that less than 6,000 of Alabama's licensed drivers have obtained a STAR ID. That stands for Secure, Trusted and Reliable Identification.</p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 21:53:59 +0000 The Associated Press 44106 at http://apr.org Few Alabamians Getting New STAR ID Alabama Troopers Report 11 Holiday Highway Deaths http://apr.org/post/alabama-troopers-report-11-holiday-highway-deaths <p></p><p>Traffic fatalities on Alabama highways increased significantly during the long Thanksgiving holiday period.</p><p>Alabama State Troopers report they investigated eight crashes with 11 fatalities. That compared with five deaths during the same holiday period last year.</p><p>The fatal crashes occurred in Russell, Madison, Crenshaw, Walker, Autauga, Barbour, Pickens and Talladega counties. Troopers said preliminary investigations indicate alcohol was a factor in at least three deadly crashes, and seven of the 11 victims were not using seat belts.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 21:58:10 +0000 The Associated Press 42627 at http://apr.org Alabama Troopers Report 11 Holiday Highway Deaths Extra State Troopers, Heavy Traffic for Holiday http://apr.org/post/extra-state-troopers-heavy-traffic-holiday <p>Alabama Department of Public Safety says motorists can expect to see extra state troopers on the roads during the Labor Day holiday weekend.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; It's part of the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The extra officers will be out from the beginning of the holiday travel period at 6 p.m. Friday through midnight Monday.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Eleven people died in highway accidents during the 2012 Labor Day weekend in Alabama.<br> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 13:26:47 +0000 The Associated Press 36897 at http://apr.org Extra State Troopers, Heavy Traffic for Holiday Extra Alabama Law Enforcement During Holiday http://apr.org/post/extra-alabama-law-enforcement-during-holiday <p>State troopers and local law enforcement agencies are stepping up patrols during the long Fourth of July holiday weekend.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Sixty-nine police and sheriff's departments are joining with the state troopers to target drunken drivers and other violators by conducting sobriety checkpoints and additional patrols. Funding from the extra patrols comes from grants awarded by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs and the state Department of Transportation.<br> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 12:37:39 +0000 The Associated Press 33511 at http://apr.org Extra Alabama Law Enforcement During Holiday 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012 http://apr.org/post/514-people-died-alabama-highway-wrecks-2012 <DIV> <P>Preliminary figures show that 514 people died in state highway accidents investigated by state troopers in 2012.</P> <P>The numbers were released recently by the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Alabama Department of Public Safety.</P> <P>State officials said that in 59 percent, or 251 of the statewide fatalities investigated by state troopers, the victims were not wearing seat belts.</P> <P>The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/Y4u48O) that state troopers investigate traffic wrecks that occur on Alabama's rural, state, U.S. and interstate highways. Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:25:43 +0000 The Associated Press 24723 at http://apr.org 514 People Died in Alabama Highway Wrecks in 2012 Ala Troopers Re-Evaluating Snow Plans After Jam http://apr.org/post/ala-troopers-re-evaluating-snow-plans-after-jam <p>A spokesman says Alabama state troopers were caught off guard by last week's snow, which caused an overnight traffic jam on Interstate 65.</p><div><p>Trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville says road conditions worsened faster than officials expected once the snow began coming down.</p><p>Summerville tells The Decatur Daily (<a href="http://bit.ly/1416Bez">http://bit.ly/1416Bez</a> ) authorities are looking at ways to do things better in case of a repeat. He says possibilities include using billboard or twitter to inform motorists of blocked roads.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:06:53 +0000 The Associated Press 23524 at http://apr.org Ala Troopers Re-Evaluating Snow Plans After Jam