Governor Riley praises highway safety blitzes

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) - Governor Bob Riley is praising a series of safety blitzes for driving down the number of highway deaths in Alabama.

State troopers anticipate a 35% drop since 2006 in the number of trooper-investigated highway deaths.

Beginning in 2006, several state agencies began focusing on areas that racked up a large number of deadly fatal crashes.

Besides the safety campaign, the results included road improvements.