Police stepping up patrols in wake of fatal I-459 accidents
By Honora Gathings
More Hoover police officers will be patrolling I-459 and I-65. This comes following three fatal car accidents this week and the upcoming Fourth of July weekend.Construction work is underway on I-459 in Hoover. Signs are posted in that area making drivers aware of the Zero Tolerance Policy. The emphasis will be on the speed limit.Police say they want people to safely get to their destination. That's why they are asking drivers to refrain from texting while driving, eating or even changing the radio. Their goal is to have no accidents.Earlier in the week, four people were killed in three separate accidents along I-459.
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