Ahead the Heritage Day long weekend, Vegreville RCMP are reminding revelers to enjoy it responsibly ...
Cpl. Ray Stack says while most have the weekend off, the RCMP will be hard at work, especially on the highways.
Stack is also asking residents to ensure that no matter where they head, they follow proper COVID-19 mitigation measures.
Drivers should also be aware that traditionally RCMP have used the Heritage Day long weekend to crack down of distracted driving.
Last year, from August 2nd to 5th, Alberta RCMP issued 68 tickets for distracted driving up from 2018 when 63 tickets for the same offence were issued in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions.
The RCMP reminds all road users that distracted driving can be extremely dangerous. Drivers and riders must always make sure that their focus is solely on the road.