• June 20th, 2011

he Interstate 20/59 corridor between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham is one of the most heavily traveled roads in the state.

State troopers call it a “hotspot” — a section of interstate where accidents involving commercial vehicles often occur because of dangerous driving habits.

Troopers will saturate the area for the rest of June, looking to ticket people who are speeding, following too closely or making improper lane changes. It’s part of a safety initiative called TACT: Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks.
“Our ultimate goal is to prevent fatal traffic crashes,” said Trooper John Reese, a spokesman for the Department of Public Safety’s Highway Patrol Division. “Fatal crashes were down 12 percent between 2007 and 2008. Programs like this play a critical role in reducing those crashes.“