Press Releases

 12/19/14 DPS PR #14-038

Troopers Conduct Anti-DUI Patrols For the Holidays

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – If you haven’t noticed, the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers have been decking the highways with lights and sirens (falalalala la la la la) over the past week. The high visibility enforcement effort, which started Dec. 10 and lasts until Jan. 4, 2015, is to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they participate in Holiday celebrations.

The Department of Public Safety realizes that alcohol is a part of many festivities this time of year. If you plan on partaking, don’t be a red-nosed driver. Please have a plan in place to not drive impaired. The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign is done annually around the holidays to encourage the motoring public to keep safety in mind and to keep this time of year from turning tragic. The focused enforcement by the Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers over the holiday is intended to prevent major injury and fatality crashes through enhanced enforcement. While the troopers are out to curb DUIs, they will also be on the lookout for additional driver behaviors that often contribute to fatal crashes, such as speeding and driving too fast for conditions.

Please do your part in keeping our roadways safe by not driving impaired. Additionally, don’t hesitate to make a REDDI report by calling 911! (Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately).

Funding for the High Visibility Enforcement Campaign is funded by grants distributed by the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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12/02/14 DPS PR #14-037

Thanksgiving CIOT Stats


(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – Alaska State Troopers concluded its Click It or Ticket effort to keep the roads safe during the Thanksgiving festivities. The effort started Nov. 26 and ended on Nov. 30.
For period 11/26/2014 thru 11/30/2014
- 7 misdemeanor DUI arrests, 0 felony DUI Arrests
- 10 drivers charged with driving with a suspended or revoked license.
- 78 REDDIs reported with 6 drivers contacted and ultimately determined not to be DUI
- 35 damage only crashes 7 injury crashes and 2 fatal collision were investigated by troopers
- Of the 310 citations issued, 111 were issued for speeding and 22 issued for seatbelt or other occupant restraint violations
During the Thanksgiving enforcement campaign, troopers responded to a number of serious crashes, to include two fatality wrecks. With winter driving conditions here to stay, the Alaska State Troopers urge everyone to slow down, allow more time for all travel, and keep a greater following distance.
“Our goal is to help everyone get to their destination safely and enjoy time spent with family and friends,” said Lt. Dave Hanson, with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol. “Remember, no holiday party or sales event is worth the risk of driving too fast for the road conditions.”
The funding for the Click It or Ticket enforcement was provided by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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11/25/14 DPS PR #14-036

Don’t be a Turkey: Click It or Ticket on Thanksgiving

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) – The Alaska State Troopers will be out conducting extra traffic enforcement patrols to ensure the safety of Alaskans while they celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday. While it is a Click it or Ticket enforcement effort, troopers will also be watching for people driving impaired, speeding, making inappropriate lane changes and other driving infractions. 
  
  Thanksgiving CIOT PSA:
   http://youtu.be/K8c4CPTIdFE?list=UUrdCMaL-BbrV6O74rzj5etA

Regardless of what your plans are for Thanksgiving, Troopers encourage you to practice safe driving behaviors on the roads while traveling to and from your destination. Please leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle in front of you and allow of plenty of time to stop at traffic signs and signals as the roads are expected to be slick! If you consume drugs or alcohol, plan to either stay the night or to have a sober driver in charge of operating your vehicle. Always have a plan to celebrate safely and responsibly.

Alaska State Troopers also encourage everyone to Report Every Dangerous Driver Immediately by calling 9‐1‐1.

  Remember to Click it or Ticket.

Funding for the Click It or Ticket enforcement is provided by grant sources distributed through the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

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