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Alberta RCMP participate in Canada Road Safety Week and promote safe driving behaviours over Victoria Day long weekend

Posted on 17 May 2022 by Prairie Post

From May 17-23, the Alberta RCMP is promoting safe driving behaviours as they relate to impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving, occupant restraints, and more – all in support of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’s (CACP) Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW).

The purpose of the annual campaign is to reinforce safe driving measures in order to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. In addition to sharing traffic safety information throughout the week over its social media platforms, the Alberta RCMP will be enforcing sober driving over the Victoria Day long weekend on National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day, Saturday, May 21.

“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.”    

Together with law enforcement agencies across the province, the Alberta RCMP will work to make our provincial streets and highways safe for all road users this holiday long weekend. 

For more traffic safety information, follow us on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.

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