ALEA joins National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week

Published 11:59 pm Sunday, April 21, 2024

By Staff Reports

As National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week (NWZAW) 2024 kicks off from April 15-19, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) reaffirms its commitment to ensuring the safety of workers and motorists in work zones across the state with this year’s theme: “Work Zones are  temporary. Actions behind the wheel can last forever.” 

Work zones are areas of heightened risk for both workers and drivers, where safety precautions are  paramount. The agency recognizes the critical importance of maintaining vigilance in these areas and is proud  to participate in this national campaign to raise awareness about work zone safety. 

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ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor said, “Troopers within ALEA’s Highway Patrol Division play a pivotal role  as deterrents against speeding and distracted driving in work zones. With their extensive training and  dedication to public safety, Troopers are at the forefront of enforcing traffic laws and ensuring compliance  with work zone regulations. Through proactive patrolling and enforcement efforts, ALEA Troopers work  tirelessly to mitigate the risks associated with reckless driving behaviors, especially within work zones.” 

Col. Jonathan Archer, ALEA’s Department of Public Safety Director (DPS), emphasized the Agency’s commitment to work zone safety, stating, “The safety of both workers and motorists in work zones is a  top priority for ALEA. We are fully dedicated to ensuring that our roads are safe for everyone, and our Troopers are instrumental in achieving this goal through their enforcement efforts and community  outreach initiatives.” 

During National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week 2024, ALEA urges all motorists to exercise caution  and obey posted speed limits and signage in work zones. By adhering to traffic laws and staying alert  behind the wheel, drivers can help prevent accidents and protect the lives of workers and fellow travelers. 

The 2024 weeklong national commemoration include: 

  • Work Zone Safety Training Day – April 15 
  • National kickoff event – April 16 
  • Go Orange Day – April 17 
  • Social media storm – April 18 
  • Moment of Silence – April 19. The moment of silence was started in 2022 to remember the men  and women whose lives were lost in a work zone incident. 

For more information about work zone safety and ALEA’s efforts to promote safe driving practices, visit or follow ALEA on social media @ALEAProtects.  

For additional information on the national NWZAW week and additional resources visit: National Work Zone Awareness Week – Home (

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