RCMP urge motorists to buckle up safely

Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 40 calls for service over the course of the week.

  • Jun. 12, 2012 4:00 p.m.

Rimbey RCMP responded to more than 40 calls for service over the course of the week. The majority of calls were for theft, assault, domestics, mischief and impaired driving complaints.

Keep our students safe

Officers attended Rimbey Elementary School to share with students the impact of drugs and alcohol use from a police officer’s perspective. Mounties continue to monitor school zones during the day at designated times when the speed limit changes to 30 km/h to keep the roads safer for our next generation of great leaders. School zones are in effect from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Click it or ticket

RCMP officers responded to several motor vehicle collisions. In most cases, folks were wearing their seat belts. However, there are a good number of local motorists who are not buckling up. A slogan that is kind of catchy to remember is “click or ticket.” The fine for not wearing your seat belt is $115 which is almost enough to buy a few gallons of gas.

Make sure your trailer is safe

Now that summer is finally upon us, please ensure you have your holiday and boat trailers properly hitched up before travelling to your favorite destination. Ensure all trailer lights are working and your safety chains are properly connected. Please don’t put your kids in the travel trailer until it is parked at the campsite.

Don’t drink and drive

Officers continue to keep a watchful eye out for impaired drivers. It seems every week there is at least one drunk driver arrested in Rimbey who inevitably says they were “almost home”…or “I only had two.” Unfortunately, not everyone makes it home and you are putting an innocent family at risk every time you get behind the wheel after drinking. Please don’t drink and drive. The Rimbey RCMP have made a concerted effort lately to be out on the highways and in the rural area more often.

Report suspicious activity

Rimbey detachment has a large area to cover and officers cannot be everywhere. Please be the eyes and ears for police and report any suspicious person or activity to police immediately. Helping us in turn helps you and our wonderful community.

If you have any information on these or any other crimes, please call the Rimbey RCMP at (403) 843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, #8477 on Telus Mobility or *8477 on Rogers AT&T.

Crime Stoppers is a community program that does work! Do your part and call now.