ALEA Launches ‘101 Days of Summer Safety’

As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the Alabama Law Enforcement
Agency (ALEA) is urging all motorists to prioritize safety on the roadways and waterways. With
a significant increase in travel expected, ALEA is ramping up efforts to ensure the safety and
wellbeing of all citizens and visitors.

Earlier this week, the Agency kicked off
National Safe Boating Week and continues to
share crucial water safety tips ahead of the holiday season. As Memorial Day draws near, another
focus will be ensuring safety on the state’s roadways as the Agency prepares to kickoff its
annual ‘101 Days of Summer Safety campaign. Each year, the campaign begins with the
Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day in September, all while highlighting a
variety of safety messages and participating in community events.

“Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and we anticipate a high volume
of traffic as families and friends take to the highways to travel and enjoy time with their loved
ones,” said ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor. This weekend is a time for remembrance and
celebration, but it is also a time to prioritize safety. We urge everyone to drive responsibly, stay
alert and make safe choices on both the roadways and waterways. Your actions and smart
decisions could not only save your life, but also the lives of those around you.

All available ALEA Troopers will be patrolling the highways and waterways, watching for
dangerous driving or boating behaviors. Troopers assigned to ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division
will specifically conduct numerous driver license checkpoints across the state and will be
vigilant in enforcing traffic laws, with particular emphasis on:

**Speeding**: Speeding is one of the leading causes of accidents. Troopers will be monitoring
for excessive speeds and will take appropriate enforcement actions.

**Impaired Driving**: ALEA will have a zerotolerance policy for impaired driving. Drivers
under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the
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