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ALEA Working to Prevent Wreckless Driving During the Holidays

by Staff Blogger | December 22nd, 2015

As millions of Americans prepare to travel for the holidays, law enforcement agencies nationwide are stepping up their efforts to keep our roadways safe, and Alabama is no exception. Here’s what you need to know about what’s being done to take dangerous drivers off the road, as well as what you can do to help prevent collisions this holiday season.

The Alabama auto accident attorneys at Norris Injury Lawyers explain that from Friday, December 18, until Friday, January 1, Alabama State Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) will be out in full force patrolling for motorists who are breaking the law. Troopers will be targeting intoxicated motorists in particular this year after 19 people died last year in Alabama around the holidays as a result of drunk driving.

Troopers won’t just be targeting those who are under the influence of alcohol. According to an article from WBRC FOX 6 News, ALEA will have a number of drug recognition experts on hand to determine if a motorist is under the influence of illegal or illicit drugs while operating a motor vehicle. So far this year, the state’s 21 troopers who have been trained in drug recognition have been responsible for as many as 80 arrests of motorists who were driving while intoxicated.

At Norris Injury Lawyers, we applaud the efforts being made to keep our roads clear of intoxicated motorists this holiday season and our Birmingham personal injury lawyers are hopeful ALEA’s efforts are a success!