Safety Tips for Memorial Day Weekend and Summer

Thursday, May 26, 2016

 

It’s time to wrap up another school year, celebrate high school and college graduations and kick off the summer with Memorial Day Weekend. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency would like to remind everyone to play it safe along Alabama roadways and waterways this weekend. ALEA offers these tips for ensuring a safe Memorial Day and summer: Remember Alabama’s seat belt law mandates that all front-seat occupants - regardless of age - be restrained, Buckle up - no matter how short the trip, restrict access and closely monitor teens to prevent underage use of alcoholic beverages, avoid driving or boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, focus on driving or boating and avoid such distractions as texting and talking on cell phones, slow down in construction zones along the way, and pay attention to weather conditions, particularly when there is thunder and lightning. The official holiday travel period runs from 6 a.m. Friday to midnight Monday. Alabama State Troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions are working together to create a highly visible enforcement presence and to promote public safety.

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