Today (May 21) is an important day in the middle of a very important week on Alberta's streets, roads and highways.
May 17th - 23rd, the Alberta RCMP, in conjunction with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, is promoting safe behaviour related to impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, occupant restraints and more as part of Canada Road Safety Week.
Today, RCMP in the province will be hoping to enforce driving sober in recognition of National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day. Over the Victoria Day weekend in 2021, Inspector Chris Romanchych with Alberta RCMP Traffic Services says Mounties removed a total of 101 impaired drivers from Alberta roadways. They issued 2,231 traffic safety tickets during the weekend as well.
“The driving decisions you make not only impact you but also everyone else you are sharing the road with," says Romanchych. "So this long weekend, we encourage motorists to think of others when they get behind the wheel and to choose safe driving behaviours."
Together with law enforcement agencies across the province, the Alberta RCMP will work to make provincial streets and highways safe for all road users this long holiday weekend. The purpose of the annual campaign is to reinforce safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on provincial roadways.
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