- September 1, 2012
- Current Affairs
Labor Day is an American federal holiday that is observed on the first Monday in September and celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers in our country. Labor Day is the holiday that also marks the symbolic end of summer with children heading back to school the day after, though nowadays with changing school schedules, many schools start in August and year-round schools in July.
This holiday weekend is when many people head to the lakes, parks, forests, or friends and families homes for recreation and celebratory activities. With heavy traffic on the roadways, law enforcement will be out full force throughout the holiday weekend.
Alabama’s Integrated State Law Enforcement Task Force will have a highly visible enforcement presence starting Friday night and extending through midnight on Monday. According to this Task Force, the public should expect officers, which includes those in unmarked vehicles, to make enforcement stops. The goal of the combined law enforcement group is to prevent crimes and violations that lead to death and injuries.
While driving, motorists are encouraged to pay attention to speed limits and road conditions, to buckle seat belts and avoid drinking and driving as there will be several DUI checkpoints across the city.
For those celebrating the holiday out on the lakes, again, avoid drinking and driving and watch for swimmers and debris in the water or on the roadways as well. All boaters no matter what age, should be wearing life vests.
By following these safety tips from local law enforcement agencies, those celebrating the holiday will have a fun-filled as well as a safe holiday weekend.