Okotoks, Alberta – Okotoks RCMP are reminding residents that officers will be out in full force throughout the long weekend to ensure drivers are being safe. Officers expect to see an increase in traffic volume and a significant increase in the number of RV’s and motorcycles on the roads.
Okotoks RCMP is encourage residents to buckle up, be patient and slow down, put the cellphone away and enjoy the long weekend.
Long weekend safety tips:
- Always wear a seatbelt, follow the speed limit and drive according to conditions.
- Plan ahead and be realistic about travel times. Allow extra time for possible delays that may occur.
- Drivers should slow down, use extra caution and keep a look out for other road users.
- Whether travelling a long distance or a short trip, always maintain safe travelling distance between vehicles.
The summer weekends also see an increase in social gatherings. The Okotoks RCMP encourages families, friends and hosts to be responsible in how they serve alcohol and to provide non-alcoholic options or transportation alternatives to their guests to ensure everyone arrives home safely.