AAA expects second highest number of Memorial Day weekend travelers in 2017

AAA expects second highest number of Memorial Day weekend travelers in 2017

AAA expects second highest number of Memorial Day weekend travelers in 2017

Law enforcement also recommends you to turn off the ringer on your cell phone and put it in the back seat - to ensure that you're not tempted to access it at some point in your drive.

AAA says cheap gas is fueling one of the busiest Memorial Day weekends in years. So we are encouraging everyone to slow down, share the road.

Captain Hotz tells Missourinet that every available trooper will be on the road, enforcing traffic laws and assisting motorists.

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Although the holiday ends on Memorial Day, Alabama State Troopers assigned to the Highway Patrol and Marine Patrol Divisions will work together throughout the next two weeks to create a highly visible enforcement presence and to promote public safety.

Memorial Day weekend in 2016 had 1,045 crashes across the state, resulting in 451 injuries and 13 deaths. Make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained in a seat belt or child restraint. And although seat belts have been around longer than the other technologies, they remain the most effective safety innovation in automotive history. "As we drive into the summer months, commit yourself to driving the speed limit, putting the distractions away, buckling up and always lining up a sober ride if you decide to drink". The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will not be taking a holiday.

Click It or Ticket campaign, May 22 to June 4. Speed, inattention and impaired driving are leading causes of traffic crashes. Motorists should protect children by using age-appropriate passenger restraint devices. Watch for temperature changes, shifts in wind patterns and changes in cloud formations.

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