MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WTVA) - The State of Alabama is advising July 4th motorists to always be safe and buckle up while driving.
Lt. J.R. Ward II with Alabama Highway Patrol says in 2017 there were eight traffic deaths in the State of Alabama for the 4th of July holiday period.
In seven of those crashes, Ward says seat belts were not used.
Troopers advise motorists to slow down and obey speed limits, focus on driving and put down cell phones.
"If you plan on consuming alcohol, pre-plan for a designated driver, call Uber or a cab," Ward said.