Throughout the Heritage Day long weekend, Alberta RCMP conducted enforcement initiatives focused on promoting traffic safety. Between July 29 and Aug. 1, the RCMP issued a total of 2,087 traffic tickets across the province.

Overall, 983 individuals were ticketed for speeding, 91 impaired drivers were removed from the roads, 44 were fined for distracted driving, and an additional 40 were found driving without proper safety belt restraints.

“The Alberta RCMP worked to make the long weekend a safe and enjoyable holiday for those out on our provincial streets and highways,” says Insp. Chris Romanchych, Alberta RCMP Traffic. “By preventing and removing risks from the roads, the RCMP is committed to upholding traffic safety across Alberta.”