Operation Southern Shield: ALEA, Law Enforcement Crack Down on Speeders
A warning for drivers: Slow down! The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is teaming up with local law enforcement offices across Alabama and the Southeast July 16 through the 22 for a campaign to reduce the number of crashes, injuries, and fatalities caused by driving at excessive speeds.
Speed is the number one cause of driving fatalities in Alabama. In 2015, speed was determined to be a factor in 28 percent of the fatal crashes. Also in those 2015 speed-related traffic deaths, 63 percent of the victims were not wearing seat belts and 43 percent of the drivers had been drinking.