APD Increases Traffic Safety Enforcement Over Labor Day Weekend
Anchorage Police Department
Chief Justin Doll
For Immediate Release:
September 1, 2017
APD increases traffic safety enforcement over Labor Day weekend
ANCHORAGE- The Anchorage Police Department is increasing traffic safety enforcement on the Seward Highway for Labor Day weekend.
“We expect more people on the road this holiday weekend, especially heading in and out of town on the Seward Highway,” said Chief Justin Doll. “We are happy to partner with the Alaska State Troopers to ensure a safe holiday weekend.”
Funding from our partners at the Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO) will allow APD officers to patrol the highway to Mile 75 beginning September 1st. It’s the same safety enforcement APD conducted over the July 4th holiday weekend. During that time, officers made more than 500 traffic stops and issued more than 600 citations; mainly for speeding.
APD wants to remind drivers to always practice safe driving rules such as obeying the speed limit, using the pullouts along the Seward Highway and wearing your seat belt. Also, be aware of motorcyclists this holiday weekend as there are special events planned.