Exercise Safety During the Memorial Day Holiday

With the Memorial Day holiday upon us, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is urging ALL motorists to prioritize safety on the roadways – and on waterways.

With a significant increase in travel, ALEA is ramping up efforts to ensure the safety and well–being of all citizens and visitors.

Last 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 arrives, another focus will be ensuring safety on the state’s roadways as the Agency prepares to kick–off its annual ‘101 Days of Summer Safety’ campaign.

Each year, the campaign begins with the Memorial Day weekend – and it runs through Labor Day in September – highlighting a variety of safety messages and participating in community events.  All available Alabama State 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 is one of the leading causes of accidents. Troopers will be monitoring for excessive speeds and they will take all of the appropriate enforcement actions.

**Impaired Driving**:

ALEA will have a zero–tolerance policy for impaired driving. Drivers
under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

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