As part of their #DecemeberToRemember traffic safety campaign, Alberta Mounties issued 2,459 traffic tickets across the province between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.

189 impaired drivers were also removed from the roads during the same timeframe.

"Overall, 1,050 individuals were ticketed for speeding, and 15 drivers were ticketed for excessive speeding (51 kilometres/hour over the posted limit)," police stated.

One motorist was caught travelling 204 km/hour in a 110 km/h zone, while another 40 motorists were caught distracted driving.

"1,354 motorists received tickets for traffic safety violations including careless driving, driving with a prohibited or suspended license, moving offences, and more."

At the beginning of December, police issued a stern warning to motorists about impaired driving, citing that in 2022, RCMP responded to 233 fatal collisions, of which approximately 25 per cent involved alcohol or drugs. Police also removed 7,573 impaired drivers from Alberta roadways, an equivalent of more than 20 impaired drivers per day.

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