Alabama labor day weekend

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State officials say six people died in traffic accidents over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

The Alabama Department of Public Safety said state troopers investigated fatal crashes in Mobile, Elmore and Lauderdale counties.

Authorities consider the holiday travel period as 12:01 a.m. Friday to midnight Monday.

Sgt. Steve Jarrett says a preliminary investigation has shown that seat belts were available to three people who died in crashes, but only one victim was using one during a crash. Jarrett says the other three victims were riding bicycles and an ATV.

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Driving to the lake or beach for Labor Day will be a little cheaper than last year.

AAA of Alabama reports that the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline was $3.20 on Thursday.

That's 14 cents less than at the same time last year, and AAA says it's 7 cents lower than just a month ago.

Birmingham is the metropolitan area with the state's most expensive gas at $3.23 a gallon for regular. Tuscaloosa is cheapest at $3.13.

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Alabama Department of Public Safety says motorists can expect to see extra state troopers on the roads during the Labor Day holiday weekend.

   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.

   Eleven people died in highway accidents during the 2012 Labor Day weekend in Alabama.