RCMP in Alberta are reminding motorist to travel safely this Thanksgiving Long Weekend ...
Sergeant Brock Linaker with the Alberta RCMP Traffic Services says drivers should prepare for the increased traffic volumes by planning their route ahead of time, leaving early and being mindful of others on the road.
During the Thanksgiving weekend last year, there were 619 traffic collisions in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions, which led to 73 people being injured and 4 deaths.
This year, Integrated Traffic Units will continue their efforts at reducing those numbers by participating in Operation Impact, a Canada-wide initiative aimed at detecting behaviours that put all road users at risk during the long weekend, including, but not limited to, impaired and distracted driving, speeding and seat belt use.
Police will be patrolling highways across the province starting Friday, October 6th through to Monday October 9th.