As you head to your long weekend destinations this weekend, it’s important to remember to drive safe. Until May 23rd Alberta RCMP will be out on the roads promoting safe driving behaviour in support of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s Canada Road Safety Week and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on Saturday, May 21st.
“In 2021, Alberta RCMP issued 2,321 traffic safety tickets and removed a total of 101 impaired drivers from the roads over the Victoria Day Long weekend,” said Insp. Chris Romanchych, Alberta RCMP Traffic Services. “The driving decisions you make not only impact you, but also everyone else you are sharing the road with. So this long weekend, we encourage motorists to think of others when they get behind the wheel and to choose safe driving behaviours.”
The purpose of the campaign is to reinforce safe driving measures, save lives, and prevent injury.