The holiday season is upon us, and that means lots of time celebrating with family and friends. While the holidays are often a time of indulgence, it’s important to still keep safety in mind.

On Saturday, December 2, in support of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, officers will be out conducting traffic enforcement initiatives and check stops, removing impaired drivers from our roadways. Together, we can all do our part to keep Alberta roadways safe.

“This December, and always, remember to enjoy the holidays responsibly. If you are attending a party, make sure you have a sober ride home, or a safe place to spend the night” reminds Sgt. Darrin Turnbull. “Last year, in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions, we responded to 233 fatal collisions, of which approximately 25% involved alcohol or drugs. Alberta RCMP also removed 7,573 impaired drivers from Alberta roadways, that’s the equivalent of more than 20 impaired drivers per day.”

For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta, along with the hashtag #DecemberToRemember.