Operation Safe Holidays declared a success

MONTGOMERY, AL (WBRC) – The Director of the Alabama Department of Public Safety says Operation Safe Holidays is a success.

"The campaign was a success, and 10 more people were able to spend the holidays with their loved ones," said Colonel F.A. Bingham.

Operation Safe Holidays ran from December 10th through January 2nd. During the campaign, state troopers increased their presence on the roadways and promoted traffic safety.

Troopers report investigating 569 traffic fatalities in 2010, 10 fewer than in 2009 and part of a decline that has been constant since 2006 when the number was 828.

492 DUI arrests were made during the campaign and 14,395 speeding citations were issued. 69 reckless driving citations were given. 6,916 motorists were cited on seat belt infractions.

Troopers also assisted 1,322 motorists at this time.

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