The R.C.M.P. will be paying extra attention to intersections this month
The Alberta government and the R.C.M.P. are focusing on intersection safety this month.
Constable Curtis Harsulla with the Vegreville detachment says that obeying intersection traffic laws is even more important this time of year with slick and icy roads. Giving yourself more time to stop and slow down can dramatically reduce the number of accidents and save your wallet. He notes that failure to stop at a stop sign can carry a $388 fine and three demerits, but if someone is injured, extra charges may be laid in court.
In Alberta, 52 people were killed and over 8 thousand were injured in collisions at intersections in 2014.
In Canada, 28% of fatalities and 40% of serious injuries from collisions involved an intersection.