Transportation Minister Ric McIver issued the following statement marking National Road Safety Week, May 12-18:
“This week marks National Road Safety Week in Canada. Although many of us may not be driving to work or school right now, we all need to practise our best driving and riding habits.
“Over the past few weeks, there has been an increase in incidents of excessive speeding, impaired driving and fatal collisions.
“I would like to remind everyone to slow down and be aware of other road users, especially those who are more vulnerable, including pedestrians, bicycles and motorcycles.
“Everyone needs to do their part to keep our roads safe. Road users should put down their phone and remove distractions, wear their seatbelt, avoid driving impaired and be mindful of others who share the road.
“By respecting and looking out for each other and following Alberta’s traffic safety rules, we can all play a role in ensuring our roads are safer for everyone.”