From The Tribune staff report
MONTGOMERY — As Labor Day weekend quickly approaches and football season kicks off, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) offers safety tips for drivers. Planning for delays and potential hazards is necessary for the closing weekend of summer; ALDOT expects interstate travel to be higher than normal.
ALDOT plans to have no temporary lane closures after noon Friday, September 3 through Friday, September 6, at 11:59 p.m. However, with construction material and road surface changes in roadway improvement project areas, lowered speed limits are still ongoing in those areas.
ALDOT suggests following these guidelines to keep yourself and others safe during holiday travel:
Don’t tailgate. Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead.
Slow down and pay attention. Speeding makes it difficult to stop when approaching slow are stopped traffic.
Make sure everyone in your vehicle is wearing a seat belt. Surviving a crash is much more likely when wearing a seat belt.
More safe driving tips are available on the Drive Safe Alabama Facebook page.
The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will provide increased law enforcement on roadways and waterways throughout the holiday weekend.
Motorists planning their holiday travel route can find Alabama traffic and road condition information at www.ALGOtraffic.com or by downloading the ALGO Traffic app. ALDOT asks motorists to use ALGO Traffic responsibly. Drivers should never text, tweet, or use a mobile device while operating a vehicle.