As Christmas and New Year’s festivities approach, the Alberta RCMP wish all Alberta’s a safe and secure holiday season. To be sure everyone travelling our highways arrives alive, the RCMP will be out to take impaired drivers off the roads and to send a strong message to all Albertans about the need to work together in preventing a crime that remains one of the leading causes of criminal death in Canada. The RCMP is also reminding Albertans that if they suspect a motorist is impaired, don’t get into the car with them, and if you see an impaired driver, pull over and call 911. RCMP officers will be out on the roads in 112 local detachment areas and on highways throughout the province this holiday season.
Superintendent Ian Lawson, Officer in Charge of Alberta RCMP Traffic Services says “Each year, Alberta’s roads see terrible tragedy occur over the holiday season. Let us all finish 2015 with a new driving approach. Depart for your destination in plenty of time to arrive, put down your cell phone, wear your seatbelt, pay attention to road and weather conditions, and do not drink and drive. This year, the RCMP wish that all of Alberta’s drivers and passengers have the chance to bring in the New Year alive and safe”.
Attached to this media release are statistics of motor vehicle related events from the period of December 23, 2014 to January 3, 2015 are provided. The RCMP hope to be able to report safer roads for the forthcoming time period.
The Alberta RCMP wish you all the best of the holiday season, and a peaceful, and safe 2016!