With over 1.1 million people attending the 2022 Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth in Calgary in July and big crowds turning out again for summer festivals and trips to the mountains, you know that summer travel is back.

The Alberta RCMP are reminding drivers of the importance of safety on Alberta's highways and back roads.  More people are hitting the road for the Heritage Day weekend in and Mounties are asking everyone to be extra aware and vigilant about road safety during holiday weekends, and throughout the summer season.  

As road traffic increases during the summer months, so does the likelihood of collisions with vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists. 

The Alberta RCMP reminds you to:  

  • Obey the posted speed limit and follow the rules of the road – with everyone maintaining the same flow of traffic, other motorists will be better able to anticipate your actions.
  • Be patient and maintain your composure while driving – especially in areas of construction or heavily trafficked roadways.
  • Research and plan your route ahead of time by monitoring 511 Alberta for traffic updates – have a passenger monitor traffic app for real-time updates for congestion or collisions on the road.
  • Never get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle when under the influence of drugs or alcohol – this is still the #1 reason for deaths on Alberta roads.

The RCMP is working with other law enforcement agencies across the province to make the province's streets and highways safe for all road users this holiday long weekend.

Drivers are able to get more information about traffic safety by following the Alberta RCMP on Twitter or Facebook.  

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