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Last updated 2:04AM ET
March 7, 2021
3000 Traffic Tickets Issued After Thanksgiving
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - State troopers issued more than 3,000 traffic citations statewide Friday during a Take Back Our Highways campaign that had 200 additional troopers on the road.

Of 3,009 traffic citations, there were 1,942 "hazardous" incidents, including 43 DUIs, 1,520 speeding tickets, 32 tickets for following too closely, 18 improper lane change citations and 329 tickets for seat belt or child restraint violations, according to troopers.

There were 1,067 non-hazardous incidents, including warnings, assists and nontraffic arrests.

Troopers worked 87 rural crashes on Friday, resulting in 28 injuries and two fatalities.

By comparison, troopers made 887 hazardous citations on the Friday after Thanksgiving in 2006. On that day, troopers worked 99 rural crashes that resulted in 52 injuries and five fatalities.

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