The Alaska State Troopers recently celebrated the Memorial Day holiday with increased traffic enforcement between May 20 and June 2, 2013 as a part of the annual National Click it or Ticket Campaign.
Troopers were out on patrols making contacts with motorists not wearing their seatbelts and practicing other unsafe driving behaviors.
Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers told us that during that period, the troopers made 37 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 4 felony DUI Arrests, 54 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license, 309 additional drivers contacted who were reported as REDDI reports and ultimately determined not to be DUI, 46 damage only crashes, 13 injury crashes, and 2 fatal collision were investigated by troopers.
Peters said that of the 2286 citations issued, 1075 were issued for speeding and 281 were issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations
Troopers always encourage motorists to practice safe driving behaviors on the roads while traveling to and from your destination. If you are in a vehicle, you should always wear your seatbelt and encourage those around you to do the same. Children in vehicles should be properly restrained using the appropriate safety equipment whether it be a seatbelt, a booster seat or a car seat.