From The Trussville Tribune Staff Reports
MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is reminding anyone traveling over the Labor Day holiday weekend to be safe.
Traffic is expected to be heavier than usual from 12:01 a.m. Friday until midnight on Monday. Speeding, driving under the influence and driving while distracted top the list of deadly driving behaviors.
“For many of us, Labor Day weekend is a chance for us to squeeze in one last trip to the beach or lake or other fun warm-weather destination,” Secretary of Law Enforcement Stan Stabler said. “Let’s all do our part to ensure our roadways and waterways are safe. Let’s obey all traffic laws.”
All available troopers will be used to create a highly visible enforcement presence during the extended weekend.
“We also will join our county and municipal law enforcement partners across Alabama to promote the national safety campaign Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, which is designed to combat driving under the influence,” Stabler said.
The public is reminded to pay attention to speed limits and driving conditions, obey boating laws on the water, be cautious in construction zones, use seatbelts and child restraints, restrict access and closely monitor teens to prevent underage use of alcohol and avoid driving or boating under the influence of alcohol or drugs.