State announces memorial Web site for traffic victims
Published 3:49 am Monday, July 3, 2006
Special to The Standard
MONTGOMERY - During a highway safety conference in Montgomery Thursday, Gov. Bob Riley announced a new effort has been launched by the Department of Public Safety that is designed to have an impact on traffic safety.
A new web site recognizes the victims of fatal traffic crashes on Alabama's roadways and lets victims' family members share the stories of their loved ones.
DPS is inviting the families of those killed in motor vehicle crashes to submit a written tribute and photograph for the Alabama Public Safety Fatality Victims Memorial.
Colonel Mike Coppage, Director of Public Safety, said the goal of the web site is to protect Alabama motorists and save lives.
DPS is inviting the families of those killed in motor vehicle crashes in Alabama to submit a written tribute and photograph for inclusion on the Web site.
Families who wish to include a tribute on the Web site may contact DPS at www.dps.alabama.gov or 334-242-4445.
Although the web site has just become active, there are already several moving tributes from family members and many more are expected to be added.
To view the web site and read the victims' stories, go to www.dps.alabama.gov and click on “Fatality Victims Memorial” in the DPS links section.