- Associated Press - Saturday, August 30, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - According to safety experts, Labor Day weekend is one of the most dangerous times to drive in Alaska.

Miles Brookes of the Alaska Fatality Analysis Reporting System says that over the last five years Labor Day weekend proved to be the deadliest driving weekend in the state. Brookes says that between 2009 and 2013, there have been nine driving fatalities over Labor Day weekends.

Brookes told KTUU (http://bit.ly/1pVRfVS) that Labor Day weekend averaged about four more fatalities than another busy holiday, Christmas.

Brookes says that Labor Day driving may be more dangerous because of the number of people on the road trying to enjoy that last holiday of the summer.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com