National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day is May 18

Alberta RCMP participates in Canada Road Safety Week during Victoria Day long weekend

  • May. 17, 2019 1:19 p.m.

The Victoria Day long weekend typically marks the start of the road trip season for many Albertans. The RCMP reminds all road users, drivers, riders, passengers and pedestrians alike, that traffic safety is a shared responsibility.

The week of May 14-20 is Canada Road Safety Week, a seven-day national campaign led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, aimed at making our roads the safest in the world. The annual awareness campaign includes National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on May 18.

The Alberta RCMP will focus this year’s campaign on tackling impaired and distracted driving through enforcement operations across the province to work towards Canada’s Road Safety Strategy 2025 – Towards Zero: The Safest Roads in the World.

During the 2018 Victoria Day long weekend (May 18-21), there were two fatal collisions and 43 collisions causing injury in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions. Alberta RCMP Traffic Services issued 2,831 speeding tickets, 135 tickets for seatbelt violations and 46 tickets for distracted driving.

The Alberta RCMP will continue to work with Alberta Sheriffs and other law enforcement and safety partners to ensure Albertans make the right driving and riding decisions. Follow our traffic safety tips on Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and Twitter @RCMPAlberta.

Submitted by RCMP K Division

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Crib challenge cup winners

55 plus zone 4 winners

Truck broken into, parked by local hotel

Trailer stolen from Ponoka area

Several players from Rimbey are on the West Central Tigers hockey team.

West Central Tigers tie Airdrie 3-3 in Rimbey, Saturday. Treena Mielke Photo

Governor general says multiple solutions needed for ‘complicated’ overdose issue

Julie Payette met at a fire hall with firefighters and police officers as well as politicians and health experts

Alberta Appeal Court sides with Alberta on federal carbon tax

Today’s decision is the first to side with a province against the federal government

Father and two children, from Southern Alberta, killed in fatal crash in B.C.

The single vehicle crash occured near Kamloops on Highway 5A

Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal a result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Don Lindsay speaks at mining conference, a day after announcing suspension of oilsands project

Harvey Weinstein found guilty of sex crimes in landmark #MeToo trial

The cases against the Hollywood mogul started the #MeToo movement

CRA puts focus on paper returns as tax-filing season opens

The federal tax collector expects to handle about two million paper returns this calendar year out of roughly 26 million filings

Teck withdraws application for Frontier mine, citing discourse over climate change

The Vancouver-based company said it will take a $1.13-billion writedown on the Frontier project in Alberta

Violent ends to past Indigenous protests haunt Trudeau government

Trudeau adopted a more assertive tone Friday, insisting the barricade must come down

Blockades remain in place as Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs returning to B.C.

Hereditary Chief Woos said they are ready to engage in nation-to-nation talks with the B.C.

Most Read