• June 5th, 2023

The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says this time of year for highway patrol is extremely hectic as they see more issues with inexperienced drivers. “We don’t believe that they’re bad drivers, they just might be inexperienced drivers,” said Sgt. Jeremy Burkett with ALEA. With school being out, more high school and college students will be […]

  • June 13th, 2022

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) – Some troubling statistics on accidents involving pedestrians not just across the state, but closer to home here as well. There doesn’t seem to be a clear reason why there’s an upward trend. What is clear is that it’s happening too frequently. Here’s what we learned. Last year, law enforcement in Alabama […]

  • March 28th, 2022

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) are launching a campaign to promote safety along Alabama interstate highways. Roughly 13 percent of roadway fatalities occurred within Alabama in 2020 along interstate highways. As part of the campaign, additional ALEA Troopers will be assigned to specific locations along […]

  • January 24th, 2022

By WSFA 12 News Staff Published: Jan. 19, 2022 at 2:24 PM CST MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is launching a new public safety campaign called “Everyone is a Pedestrian” after noting a “dramatic increase” in pedestrian-related crashes and deaths. ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division and its law enforcement partners across the state investigated […]

  • November 24th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Millions of Americans are hitting the road this week to reunite with loved ones around the Thanksgiving table. AAA predicts a 13% increase in travel compared to last year, and more cars on the road means a higher chance for accidents. That’s why the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says they will […]

  • September 13th, 2021

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – The number of Labor Day holiday traffic and boating-related fatalities continued to drop in 2021 based on a comparison of previous years, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Troopers in both ALEA’s highway and marine patrol divisions noted the decrease, investigating only four traffic deaths and no boating deaths between […]

  • August 28th, 2020

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Members of the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Highway Patrol Division and State Bureau of Investigation are back in the classroom. The agency is currently utilizing both laser scanners and drone technology to gather various types of information from crash and crime scenes throughout the state to create 3-D images. This will […]

  • June 2nd, 2020

Troopers with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated 375 traffic crashes with five fatalities, as well as 10 boat crashes and four non-boating fatalities (drownings) during this year’s official Memorial Day holiday travel period, which was from 12:01 a.m. Friday, May 22, to midnight Monday, May 25. Read the full article here.

  • March 1st, 2019

Two Alabama State troopers both faced close calls in separate accidents after their patrol vehicles were struck while being parked on the side of the road.  Both troopers were not seriously injured. A tractor trailer plowed into the vehicle of trooper Ricky Thomas February 14t at three in the morning near the McFarland Boulevard exit […]

  • April 2nd, 2018

All 50 States have “Move Over” laws to protect law enforcement officers and other first responders stopped on our Nation’s roads. Yet only 71% of the public are aware of these laws, and traffic-related incidents continue to be the number one cause of death among on-duty law enforcement officers. Together with our law enforcement partners […]