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      Stay safe on the roads this Labor Day weekend

      {}State law enforcement wants you to stay safe during the extended holiday weekend. {}It begins 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and ends midnight Monday, Sept. 1. {}Officers across the state will be "highly visible," some of them in unmarked vehicles."We will work together to protect the public and promote safety this Labor Day weekend," said Spencer Collier, Alabama's Secretary of Law Enforcement. "We ask you, the public, to assist us in making this a safe holiday."Alabama Law Enforcement Agency's members want drivers to be mindful of the following tips for travel: Avoid driving or boating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Restrict access and closely monitor teens to prevent underage use of alcoholic beverages. Pay attention to speed limits and driving conditions on the road, and obey boating laws on the water. Watch out for swimmers and other boaters. Watch for debris in the water or on roadways. Use seat belts and child restraints in motor vehicles and life vests on the water. Take care when using grills, never leaving them unattended and placing them a safe distance from lawn games, play areas and foot traffic. Keep children and pets from potential danger by designating a 3-foot "safe zone" around the grill. Pay attention to weather conditions, particularly when it involves thunder and lightning.ABC Enforcement will also a campaign to reduce point-of-sales access of alcohol/tobacco products to underage individuals.
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